Dating someone chronic pain
To say that this illness has changed my life would be an understatement.It has virtually transformed my outlook on life to be more positive and open to change. I have been struggling with this situation for some time and I thought it might help if I gained some perspective.I have been dealing with a very painful, chronic medical condition that has dominated my life for the past five years.Without going into the boring details I can tell you that this condition is not life threatening (for which I am very very grateful) but does require occasional rounds of IV drug therapy.I also deal with moderate to severe pain on a daily basis, which can be difficult at times but I am much better at handling it than I used to be.
It gives me insight into different perspectives, which enables me to identify and appreciate certain characteristics better.You'll never catch me whining about little things." All of that's true, right?I get this question a lot from people with illnesses -- and from people who are recently divorced.Despite these personal epiphanies, I find I have a blind spot in regards to the dating world.During the first two years of my illness I dated a close friend.
And don't ever say, "Well, I have this thing." This doesn't have to be a solemn disclosure.