When dealing with cancer, it’s only natural that it may bring up many different feelings and concerns, and dating or starting a new relationship may become an issue, at any age.
For some people, it can be very difficult to tell their stories or experiences if they just started dating or met new friends and may wait until the second or third date to talk about it. Others may feel comfortable opening up right from the start and talking freely about their condition.
People are sometimes afraid of not being accepted or considered normal. They might feel it could put pressure on the new relationship or that the other person might feel sorry for them. For some young women, the concern of fertility and pregnancy while on treatment can be an added worry that can prevent them from dating or meeting new people.
On the other hand, some people dealing with cancer may find relief by talking about their life at the very beginning, so they are sincere with their new partners or friends and can start afresh and honest relationship.
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