and chances are you’ve got to fill in the blanks on the medical history earlier than they even get the full personal history.
I've chosen to live positively, to fight back with diet and lifestyle changes and it's made a huge difference for me.
The difference between living all my days in bed, and actually LIVING.
I’ve had experiences where I learnt sometimes it’s better to say it up front in case the person doesn’t want to pursue a relationship with someone who is chronically unwell.
On the flipside, I also learnt that being upfront about it may frighten them off before they get a chance to know you better.
I still don’t know if it’s best to tell the person in the beginning or later on.
Truth is I don’t think there’s a one-size-fits-all answer.
There are a lot of differences, though, between chronic pain hitting existing established relationships and attempting to start a new relationship when you already live with chronic pain.
I’ve talked to a few single friends about the pitfalls of dating with chronic illness and that alone is difficult, the gauging when to even tell a potential partner about your illness…
I’ve written previously about how chronic illness affects sex in relationships.