Ts tv chat lines nashville - Dating for cancer survivor

Be informed If you are dating a cancer survivor, it would help to know right from the start what this entails.Gather as much information as you can about the type of cancer your partner was diagnosed with as well as about the treatment regimen that he/she went through.

I loved my (ex) husband when we got married, but in the end we weren’t a good fit for each other.

I divorced due to many reasons (that I won’t go into), including that we realized we would not be long term happy and content with each other.

I probably share earlier than most because of my commitment to helping others through sharing my cancer story.

And my roles in advocacy keep me busy, which leads to someone asking why I’m so committed to fighting cancer. Yes, you may ultimately be looking for a long term relationship/marriage, and that’s cool to know it in the deep trenches of your brain, but try to stay focused on the present.

I’ve been mentoring some young adult cancer survivors in their 20s.

Among their questions is how to navigate the dating world as a cancer survivor. But we don’t need to have these because of a cancer diagnosis. I suppose I’ve done my fair share of dating since my 20s.

We all have history, it’s part of being alive and experiencing life. Heck I could have met him and the timing wasn’t quite right and our paths will cross again.

I’m a fan of learning from and appreciating the past, and then moving forward to experience the present. My grandma once told me that sometimes we have to kiss a lot of frogs to find our prince. I trust that the guy who chooses me and returns the feelings is on his way. But there may come a time that you meet someone who doesn’t ‘fit’ that box or make the typical list.

But, since these women asked, I thought I would share some advice that I both give and have received – for cancer survivors and anyone with a past (yep, pretty much everyone): Share your story when you’re ready.

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