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Disability Narratives

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Video clip: Family and friends helped Lyn explore some of the implications of being diagnosed with dyslexia.

Because I think my husband, you know, is just like "Ah. Ah yeah, okay." And it's like - so, yeah. And that's affected our relationship, because I've been very cognisant of not wanting to say "Oh yes, you know, I've got this memory problem." Like he didn't know that after twenty five years. But it - I think it made sense for him too, you know. I think. Other relationships? I think some people have - I think some of my relations have said "Well, you know, why are you being open about this? You know, surely it's going to impact your chances of promotion or success?" And I think there is a risk of that. But I don't think I want to be in a role that I don't feel comfortable. I would rather people did know what my weaknesses were, than - It's a relief to not have to cover them up all the time, that's what I would say. So, yeah. Family relationships, yeah, have been interesting. But not nothing very life-changing, I don't think.

People at home, yeah, being very supportive. Learning how to deal with me talking to myself in my study, you know, when I'm dictating something. That's a small change that we've had to accommodate. I don't think - As I said earlier, I feel like a bit of a fraud really, because dyslexia is not such a high impact as, as other things.

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