I’ve seen a lot of sad things since becoming paralyzed, and I’m not just talking about my own personal experiences. I’m talking about what I’ve seen happen to people I’ve met along this journey: divorce, an ultimately nasty consequence of an acquired disability. And I’ll say it right now: it’s not fair. No, it’s not fair at all.
Nobody likes divorce. It costs a lot of money, it wastes a lot of people’s time and even worse, it drains your emotional reserve like an annoyingly hungry vampire. It takes a lot to bounce back from a divorce, and this is especially true when it happens because someone becomes disabled.
The whole “in sickness and in health” thing is a lot harder to follow in real life than most people could ever ima