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      Leah Leilani
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      Recently, Dr Phil aired an episode about an interable couple. He showed the audience some clips of how they go about their day to day lives. Although they had many problems, Dr Phil made it seem as though all their problems culminated from his disability. 

      Dr Phil opened the show by stating that he had taken a poll earlier on social media. He asked his followers to answer whether they’d date some with a disability. 58% said they would. Then he asked them how many would date that person knowing they needed 24/7 caregiving. 28% said they would. 

      His finishing line was that 100 out of 100 interable couples don’t work out if there is caregiving involved. A partner can only either be a caregiver or a lover. Not both. 

      What do you think about some of the things Dr Phil said? Did you find that his focus was misplaced and should have been put towards helping the couple in other ways? Are you in an interable relationship? Have you taken to social media and joined the #100outof100 hashtag to show Dr Phil that interable relationships do work?

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      It was really hurtful at first, then I became angry. He has no idea what he is talking about. He also discussed the abuse in this interabled couples relationship like somehow being disabled caused him to be physically and emotionally abusive. Those are two totally separate issues, not all disabled people abuse their partners or vice versa. Unfortunately he has a large following and those people take the things he says seriously. If we can’t be seen as deserving of love because we require care then what is love? Also the poll he did on social media was ridiculous. From 58% of people saying they would date someone with a disability, down to 28% because their partner would need 24/7 care? How many of those people are married, in a relationship, or single? They are saying that if something happened to their abled bodied partner today that caused them to need care or they became disabled they would leave them?! It really was not good for our community and he really needs to just stop. I know he is a “doctor”  but to me he is not deserving of the title, do no harm is their Hippocratic oath and he certainly didn’t follow it this time!

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