Sorry that things have been rather slow on this blog of late. It hasn’t been my intention to remain silent.
I recently read an entry on another ‘blog – one to do with so-called “online dating, of all things -about couples giving each other the “silent treatment”, in which either or both partners actually send messages that they wish the other were not there.
This kind of silence is very dangerous when it comes to considering the lives of people with disabilities. Not listening or communicating to us in ways that respect our worthiness and ability to contribute so society, seems to tell us that it would be better were we not there.
How do you experience this type of silence and how does it affect your sense of being wanted, respected or treated as worthwhile?