Chronic illness dating

So then you're faced with the big question: when do I bring up my illness(es)? It's natural to be afraid of doing it too soon.You might want the person to get to know you first, so they can see all the great things about you that would make your health problems worth dealing with.Add to that the effort of being social and the stress of a first date, and we may already be heading for a symptom flare.This is where it can be a big mistake not to let the other person know anything about your illness.

I mean, who talks about their health problems with strangers at a barbecue?

It used to be that most people met while going about their lives.

At work, at the gym, at church, through mutual friends.

Of course, that can still work for you, if you're able to stay involved in those kinds of things.

If you're not, though, you might want to consider online dating.

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