Many relationships are shattered in the midst of dealing with a life altering, and devastating (perception depending ), illness. http://www.instagram.com/shelley_m_w When we get hurt, we put up walls around our hearts to protect them from ever being touched and thus possibly hurt and “broken” again — there are, off the top of my head, automatically... Continue Reading →
In an effort to understand what it would be like to be the healthy partner in a relationship with a person with a chronic illness, I decided to step back one day and objectively look at the situation as best as I could. This is what I concluded, once viewing relationships where one person is... Continue Reading →
Managing romantic relationships when chronically ill Many distraught individuals suffering from serious illnesses have spilled their hearts to me. For the vast majority, their fading romantic relationships are read more...
I am in no way a guru when it comes to relationships and illness (or much else for that matter). I have been divorced, engaged, and in another relationship in which I was broken up with over the course of the three years since I first became mostly bed bound. I ended the first two... Continue Reading →