It can also help boost emotional intimacy and trust. However, it’s best to discuss it before becoming sexually intimate.
If you’re hesitant talking about sexuality, consider these approaches: Talking With Your Doctor About Sexual Health Your Sexual Health and Cancer: What to Know, What to Do Cancer.
I know that dealing with intimacy and body image issues are standalone struggles without the stress of cancer and the physical changes that sometimes come with treatment.
But there are ways around these less than desirable feelings. Find like-minded individuals coping with similar struggles.
However, I have a tough time relating to nonsurvivors in a dating situation. I wish everyone the best of luck, we all deserve to be happy and loved with or without our cancer.
The best relationship I ever had was with a fellow cancer patient. "Not to long after my diagnosis, my marriage of 11 years ended, I understand being broken, I asked myself the question, how many broken pieces can I become, who would put me back together again? I really understand you but don’t worry the life is full with surprise.
I told her everything before we were involved, and really she is a well-meaning person who doesn't get scared off by cancer. i think it would just be easier to date someone who also had/has cancer because they can understand what it is/was like.
Consider these options when developing new relationships: People’s preferences differ about when to share their cancer experiences.
You may think it’s too personal to share immediately.
Or you may fear it could deter a potential partner.
If so, wait for mutual trust to develop before sharing.