Relationships can be an amazing part of life for all of us. Having someone around who cares about you and who loves you can make dealing with life much easier. Getting to end your day with a phone call from the person you are dating can end a bad day in a good way. Going […]Read more "Relationships and Dating with an IBD or Ostomy ~ Healthy Relationships and Unhealthy Relationships"
When dating with an IBD or ostomy a question always comes up which you ask yourself. It’s something that is thought about even when you aren’t dating and it’s something that’s thought about the minute you meet someone. That question is, how do I tell them about my IBD or ostomy? And then once you […]Read more "Relationships and Dating with an IBD or Ostomy ~ The Talk"
It’s been a while since I wrote about a topic that has to do with relationships and dating. Recently I’ve been told how many males in particular have trouble with this topic and don’t have someone to connect too. The IBD and ostomy communities have many more female advocates than male advocates sharing their stories. […]Read more "Relationships and Dating with an IBD or Ostomy: A Stoma Isn’t a Big Deal!"
If you’re anything like me, being lied to is one of the worst things that can happen to you. Especially when the lie comes from someone who you believed in so much or cared about. There is something about being lied to which always makes you wonder why. Personally, if I’m lied to about something […]Read more "Being Lied To With A Chronic Illness"
One of the big questions that goes through a ostomates head when dating or in a relationship is “When do I show them my ostomy or stoma?”. It’s not an easy question to answer and it doesn’t have a definitive answer. I’ve shown my ostomy to many people outside of my family, but my stoma […]Read more "Dating/Relationships With An Ostomy: Showing Your Stoma"
Dealing with any chronic condition isn’t easy. The daily battles can be exhausting and can lead to a person not fighting as much as they should. Having a partner that is by your side through everything can make a world of difference in dealing with a disease, especially one as debilitating as Crohn’s disease or […]Read more "Dating/Relationships With an IBD or Ostomy: Having A Partner"
This is a question I saw on another IBD/Ostomy page on Facebook. I almost cried when I saw it. Some people just don’t understand how hard it is to go through such a surgery which changes your way of life and sadly has a stigma on it (even though it shouldn’t). I haven’t had problems […]Read more "Intimacy With An Ostomy"