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Dating and Chronic Illness: Is it possible to be in a relationship when you are chronically ill?

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:01pm

Dating and Chronic Illness: Is it possible to be in a relationship when you are chronically ill? (cross-posted at BlogHer Health & Wellness )

As a person living with chronic illness, I was intrigued to read a post on dating with fibromyalgia. I can totally understand how complicated relationships can be – especially when you are living with an illness that isn’t easily recognizable to the average person (an invisible chronic illness ). It seems to me that “dating” isn’t the problem, it’s trying to have a “relationship” that can become complicated.

I can totally relate to this post and how in the beginning of a relationship people may see us differently than who we really are. And let’s face it, we want to be that person they think they see. In many ways we truly are that person, but chronic illness steals are ability to stay that person.

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Dating and Chronic Illness: Is it possible to be in a relationship when you are chronically ill? (cross-posted at BlogHer Health & Wellness )

As a person living with chronic illness, I was intrigued to read a post on dating with fibromyalgia. I can totally understand how complicated relationships can be – especially when you are living with an illness that isn’t easily recognizable to the average person (an invisible chronic illness ). It seems to me that “dating” isn’t the problem, it’s trying to have a “relationship” that can become complicated.

I can totally relate to this post and how in the beginning of a relationship people may see us differently than who we really are. And let’s face it, we want to be that person they think they see. In many ways we truly are that person, but chronic illness steals are ability to stay that person.

Read the rest of this entry »

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