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How does having Down syndrome affect relationships and marriage?

People with Down syndrome socialize and have meaningful friendships. Some choose to date, maintain ongoing relationships and marry. Adults with Down syndrome are not children, and should not be considered children. They enjoy activities and companionship with other adults, and have similar needs and feelings as their typical peers.

This content originally appeared on the National Down Syndrome Society website.

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