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How does one with multiple chronic conditions go about dating? I’ve thought about this for a while and I honestly don’t know exactly how to approach it. Should I be informing people of my conditions before going out with them? It feels wrong in my head to go out with somebody and get closer and then just say “oh yeah btw I have multiple illnesses that will permanently affect the rest of our lives together.” I know everybody has problems, I’m just not sure how to go about this best. I almost feel like the best option is to find someone who also has chronic conditions who can understand you and just not go through that. Any feed back is appreciated.

    • solgem

      804d

      nearing two years into my current relationship-- the healthiest one i've maintained and intend to keep for the rest of my life. to really answer your question: i've always been very forthright abt my conditions within the dating scene. i usually tell potential partners when they start to consider being exclusively, romantically involved with me (as i'm monogamous) or whenever questions arise abt my health. having similarities is definitely a plus but that won't always happen. i think the most important part (for myself) was to communicate my needs and leave room for discussion, if there's curiosity abt accomodations and support. making it a conversation lessens the discomfort

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