Dating people chronic pain

04-Mar-2020 17:05

by kevinbarry at 2/12/2010 PMSexploration — By Brian Alexander Most of us do not have a chronic disease but for those who do or those who have friends who do, this article might be of value. Other special interest dating sites have sprung up based on mutual health issues, especially STDs.Source: Lovesick: Hooking up over a shared disease. Some sites offer a twist by also promising to match parties interested in, say, amputee devotion.Chronic pain affects the quality of daily life and although I can certainly empathize, how do you even build a relationship with someone whose life is affected in this manner ?I guess it will ultimately depend on the lifestyle of the new partner. I enjoy wandering around downtown and along the waterfront.Also would you want them to tell you before you meet for a first date or after you get to know them better?For some, their pain can limit them when doing daily things like sitting for too long or walking for short periods of time or others can manage the pain most of the time but still makes it hard to enjoy things like riding a bike. I don't think I would, is the most honest answer I can give without being faced with the situation.

If these emotions aren’t recognized and understood, the relationship won’t survive. ”Solution: I can’t stress enough the importance of talking about these fears. ”Solution: Whether chronic pain is involved or not, we all have days when both parties feel a bit down.As I’ve written in my previous article, the thought of trying to start a new relationship when you’re suffering with chronic pain can be an utterly terrifying one.When you spend your days in constant agony, it can seem impossible that anyone would ever want to be with you.As irrational as that may be, it still comes into play. Please never let chronic pain prevent you from seeking, finding and maintaining your true love. Will I be able to handle things if they do get worse?

If these emotions aren’t recognized and understood, the relationship won’t survive. ”Solution: I can’t stress enough the importance of talking about these fears. ”Solution: Whether chronic pain is involved or not, we all have days when both parties feel a bit down.

As I’ve written in my previous article, the thought of trying to start a new relationship when you’re suffering with chronic pain can be an utterly terrifying one.

When you spend your days in constant agony, it can seem impossible that anyone would ever want to be with you.

As irrational as that may be, it still comes into play. Please never let chronic pain prevent you from seeking, finding and maintaining your true love.

Will I be able to handle things if they do get worse?

I don’t know all the answers (I wish I did), but here are my suggestions on how to make a success of dating with chronic pain.