Marriage and Relationships

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Most teens and adults, whether they have a disability or not, naturally have a desire to have a boyfriend or girlfriend, to love, marry, or to have a child. Parents and caregivers of persons with FASD need to help the individuals to try to understand that not everyone marries, not all of us have children, and that all relationships take a lot of work.

Establishing and maintaining relationships can be hard for people with FASD. Because of brain differences, some people with FASD have trouble reading social cues, facial expressions, or knowing who is a good choice as a partner or as a date.They may also choose partners impulsively, or break up with someone impulsively.

Useful Links

Sex, Dating & Marriage for the Person With Fetal Alcohol
Healthy and Safe Sexuality for Teens and Adults with FASD
How We Cope: Married Life with FASD and Blindness