Making and keeping plans is a notoriously big problem for those with MS too.
People tend to frown on you when you cancel a lot, especially early on in a relationship.
I think regular readers know that I’m not a sugar coating/forced positivity kind of guy, I try to be more realistic. Just as it does with everything else, MS will make it a bit more difficult.
If you really want find another human being to be with (and believe it or not, there are many people who are very happy without that), then yes, you should do it. That’s ok though, because if you battle this disease, you’re already used to things not being easy, so in the long run, you will be fine. ” question, of course you should, it’s ok to be doubtful at times, but remember that no matter what is wrong with you physically, you have a lot to offer.
I’m supposed to use a cane, but, wrongly, I try to get by without it a lot (wall walking, sitting a lot, leaning, etc).
So it may not be apparent at first, but getting around is extremely difficult for me (even when I do use the cane).
More than the feeling of having to rely on someone else, I fear being a burden to others.
When I was married, that was a constant struggle for me.
I respect my audience too much to just make that blanket statement though.
So I figured I’d tackle this subject in several parts and talk about experiences and thoughts I’ve had on the subject. For people like me, those aren’t as easy as they sound.
Some of the first things that come to mind when I think about dating with my disease, are the questions “Can I? Depending on your level of progression, that’s a legitimate question. This is a disease that is infamous when it comes to mobility issues.
Just fighting this disease makes you a stronger and more interesting person than a lot of people out there, always remember that. As I said earlier, there is a lot more to cover on this topic, so please look out for future chapters of this!
It usually presents itself in the late teens and early 20s, a prime dating time for many.