You don’t want to overwhelm your new partner, so asking a friend to give you feedback on what sounds most intimidating may help you adjust your approach or even tweak the initial introduction of your diagnosis. Revealing [too much] too soon may unfortunately define you before your date has gotten a chance to really get to know YOU.There are recommendations out there, which suggest sharing by the fourth date, merely to deter frustration longevity related to the deal-breaker.You can leave a simple voicemail indicating that you have been thinking about them, and you are looking forward to seeing them again. A good person will listen and be kind and not judge, but if cystic fibrosis is something they can’t live with, that doesn’t make them a bad person, it just makes them a bad match.There can be multiple reasons for a rejection—many of which have nothing to do with you at all.You can ease into a conversation with, “I feel like we’re heading in a great direction, so I want to tell you something.” Don’t overdo it with over focus on all of the facts, and consider bridging the introduction into an already-developed conversation.Remember, each person will react differently, so display comfort and acceptance of your condition, as opposed to mirroring your new partner’s potential unwanted reaction.As you read these tips, I would encourage you to consider applying the same options to any other dilemma you may be experiencing as it is related to when to disclose to your intimate partner. NNC, LMHC Licensed Mental Health Counselor Cystic Fibrosis Pharmacy Patient Advocate *Disclaimer: This blog is provided for informational purposes only (including brief topic exploration or reflection) and should not be used as a substitute for professional mental health or medical treatment.What are some additional recommendations you would consider when choosing to disclose information about your health diagnosis to a new partner?
So if one of them is ill, the other must be kept well away.
It will impact factors such as honesty, openness, ability to welcome supportive assistance, participation in healthy boundaries and assertive communication, as well as engaging in vulnerability and trust.
Tips on how to talk to your new partner about CF: Practice what to say.
A., NCC, LMHC Patient Advocate Dating and intimacy can be both desired as well as confusing, or even become quite complicated to navigate; certainly when trying to determine how or when to handle discussing cystic fibrosis with your new partner.
Telling people you have CF is a personal choice, and you actually do not have to disclose it to every person you meet.