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Gail – How did your family and friends react to your marriage?

Gail – How did your family and friends react to your marriage?

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We dated a long time before he met my family, and so they were sort of, not upset with him, but you know, curious. What was really funny, the first time I mentioned I was dating this new man, they ask you questions—”What’s he look like,... Show More

We dated a long time before he met my family, and so they were sort of, not upset with him, but you know, curious. What was really funny, the first time I mentioned I was dating this new man, they ask you questions—”What’s he look like, what’s this, what’s that, how tall is he?”— “How tall is he, I have no idea”— “Why don’t you know how tall he is?”—”Oh, he’s in a wheelchair,” you forget. Once they finally met him, I think they were a little, not stand-offish but, “How do you make things comfortable,” you know, “We need to make sure there’s nothing in the way.” And, you know, they were a little nervous but, Jack is just so calming that it dissipated almost immediately. 

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Gail – How did your family and friends react to your marriage?

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Partner or spouse injured in 1974 at age 26, paraplegic
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We dated a long time before he met my family, and so they were sort of, not upset with him, but you know, curious. What was really funny, the first time I mentioned I was dating this new man, they ask you questions—”What’s he look like, what’s this, what’s that, how tall is he?”— “How tall is he, I have no idea”— “Why don’t you know how tall he is?”—”Oh, he’s in a wheelchair,” you forget. Once they finally met him, I think they were a little, not stand-offish but, “How do you make things comfortable,” you know, “We need to make sure there’s nothing in the way.” And, you know, they were a little nervous but, Jack is just so calming that it dissipated almost immediately. 

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