Love Letter: No Limitations on an Interabled Couple’s Love

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Love Letter: No Limitations on an Interabled Couple’s Love

When Charisma Jamison and Cole Sydnor first met at the Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation Centers in Richmond, Virginia, Ms. Jamison noticed that Mr. Sydnor was exercising and thought he was handsome. Mr. Sydnor, a quadriplegic, is paralyzed from the shoulders down and has limited function in the arms and wrists.

“It was very easy to look beyond physical limitations in my career,” said Ms. Jamison, who was working as an inpatient rehab technician at the center at the time. “And the fact that Cole was super handsome didn’t hurt.” The couple, who share the trials and tribulations of a relationship on their YouTube channel, got married on November 7th at Virginia House in Richmond, Virginia.

Some singles take it for granted to be spooky of a potential applicant. For Jenna Klorfein, the author of this week’s Modern Love essay, the stab of being cut off without explanation during the lockdown was tougher than previous cases. After three months of dating, what they thought was an emerging relationship suddenly ended when the pandemic became a real threat. Losing a potential partner at a time when distractions are limited added to their feelings of rejection.

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The pandemic has changed the way we connect with loved ones, especially during the holiday season. While many traditions may be broken this year, sending a greeting card with a heartfelt message to a friend, family member, or even a crush is a great way to keep in touch and add a little holiday cheer. (And it’s one less thing that we must give up.)

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