A cousin of mine has TS, and it has not dissipated in symptoms as he has aged. Yes, I'd have gone out with him but it turned out he was an ex of my sister's I'd never met and when I found that out, I had to pass.
As with anybody with a significant and noticeable disability, the challenge lies in surrounding one's self with people who can and do look at the whole person and not the simply the disorder.
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It would hurt me if I heard them say anything negative about my boyfriend's condition. "Things" would be different in my relationships, really different, if I didn't care so much about what they think and/or they didn't say dumb things or mock people. I'm friends with a couple in which one partner has TS.
I know I'm going to get flamed for this but I once went to a restaurant to try and relax and have a nice meal and there was a guy there with TS and he kept whooping and yelling and screaming every damn minute.Each time he did it I jumped up a little in my seat. I work with kids with all sorts of developmental disabilities and neurological and neural/psych conditions, including Tourette Syndrome.There are varying degrees of affectation, just like with many such issues.Some people have prominent verbal tics, some don't..fact, most people with TS have more motor tics than verbal.
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Some forums can only be seen by registered members. If I knew from the start that he had TS, then it wouldn't bother me at all.