I'm autistic and have been unsuccessfully trying online dating for about 2 years until now. I finally got someone to respond but everyone said "Don't say you're disabled on your profile" so I put my occupation as "Writer, Caregiver" because I'm writing a book and taking care of my mom who has stage four cancer and fibromyalgia.
I've had a lot of bad things happen. I was taking care of my grandpa who had parkinson's disease then he fell and broke his femur. When he was in a rehab center my uncle died of a seizure. Then my mom got a bed sore that got infected with necrotizing bacteria and became gangrenous. I saved her life by taking her to the hospital but she had to have it operated on and had to get a catheter and stay in a rehab center for 3 months. During that time I was taking care of my grandma. Then my uncle died of cancer. Then my mom got out and we took care of my grandma who had Lewy Body disease until she died. Then my mom got cancer, then we found out it had metastasized and was stage four cancer. So I ended up with on disability cPTSD and recurrent depression.
But I've been doing better and was working with the mental health center and the department of vocational rehabilitation to find a part time job but that stopped with the corona virus. Now I'm trying to contact them again and get that started again.
How and more importantly when should I tell the woman I've been messaging that I'm disabled? I don't want to be dishonest but I also don't know what to do. So far I've received 2 messages from her.
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