Handicap daughter and boyfriend

Marcy - posted on 10/15/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I am a single mother of 4, with a hindicapped girl who is 12yr but mentally 9 months. I have been dating a man for 7mo. and he is nervouse to change her diapers, and uncomfortable with it... Is this something that will go away? Is this something I should not have him help with? It really concerns me for the future.. Thanks:)

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Dove - posted on 10/15/2012

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I think he's being smart and respecting appropriate boundaries. She may have the mentality of a 9 month old, but the body of a 12 year old. He probably isn't quite sure WHAT is or isn't appropriate for him to do and is more comfortable erring on the side of caution which is a smart choice. Is he willing to help in other less 'intimate' ways?

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