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We meet all our members face to face so that you can feel confident about our matches. happily is a family run friendship and dating agency which I started with my mother Corriene.To become a member of happily you have to have a learning disability or autism, be over the age of 18 and live in West London. Our not-for-profit startup is currently run entirely by volunteers and we need your support please. The idea of happily was born from my first-hand experience of helping my younger sister who has learning disabilities to find love and friendship.Although couples may feel that learning disabilities are a unique problem, they are shared by a great number of people.Due to the close interaction of a relationship, the effects of learning disabilities are often greatly magnified, thus creating additional stress for the couple.The partner without learning disabilities may experience resentment at having to continually tend to the needs of the other, while many of his/her needs may seem to go unmet.
A couple can reduce the stress they feel by creating more realistic expectations and redefining their roles according to each person's abilities, rather than tradition.The following are some helpful tips that may be useful for partners who have learning disabilities: Socially constructed gender roles may compound the effects of learning disabilities.For instance, men have traditionally been designated as breadwinners.This helps focus your attention on getting to know your date, instead of struggling against potential environmental barriers.Online dating gives us vetting opportunities for potential suitors, and not everyone may be interested in dating someone with a disability.