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I simply think of my ostomy as a way to weed out the people who wouldn’t have worked anyway.
The nature of having a chronic illness (or just being in any relationship) is that you need someone to support you and cheer you on when you’re not feeling well.
When I’m feeling well, our relationship has many moving parts and my ostomy doesn’t come up fairly often (we got all of that talk out of the way at the beginning of our relationship).
When I’m not feeling well we make sure our communication is open and honest. When I don’t feel well enough to go out, I tell him to go out and have fun, but that I’m not feeling up for it (although these nights usually turn into movie and cuddle nights).
We don’t let it become a huge part of our relationship, but it is one of the many parts.
Intimacy and intercourse are a part of the human experience.
It can be an extremely beautiful experience shared between partners, but it can also feel extremely vulnerable.
You may also find that your relationship will become much closer and stronger because you have to talk about health and support each other.
The right person will love and support you for who you are, not what you have.
When you feel it’s the right time to tell the potential love interest about your ostomy, approach the topic with confidence.