Columnist Serena Lawrence writes about her experience online dating with PH. “I decided to put a disclaimer about having PH right in my dating profile,” she writes. “That is one of the nice things about online dating — you can get awkward conversations out of the way before you even meet. I thought that the disclaimer in my profile would help weed out guys who were afraid of a little figurative blood.” (Read more).
Similarly, I write in this post, “Some people just couldn’t handle the disease, and I figured it was better to know that earlier rather than later.” I have also found, though, that slowly introducing new acquaintances to the disease is preferable to dumping the information on them all at once.
How have you handled telling friends and romantic interests about your diagnosis? How do they typically react?
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