Dating while having cancer
Founded by a cancer survivor in 2007, "C is for Cupid" is one of the first, and few, online dating services designed specifically for people whose lives have been affected by cancer.
The service is free, run by a handful of cancer survivors, and aimed at providing a comfortable and fun environment for members to connect with others who can "relate." As of March 2009, there are more than 1,000 members.
But, I have a hard time when my partner is going through a lot of pain or a hard time, because he is so used to dealing with it by himself that he doesn't completely let me in.
The irony is that my father died of cancer about 9 years ago, so the cancer never really bothered me.
A cancer diagnosis can often impact how you view dating and romantic relationships.
Often, it can be difficult to adjust to the emotional and physical challenges that accompany a diagnosis. Regardless of whether you are currently receiving treatment or have entered the post-treatment phase, coping with your diagnosis may take time.
I'm sure I hurt him at times, but I explained to him that I felt if I let go of my determination and control, I'd lose the fight. Since then he's had some growths that are not big enough to biopsy yet.