What It’s Like Being Single With A Chronic Illness




By Erin Migdol in The Mighty.


Navigating the world of dating and relationships is tough enough — add the physical and emotional demands of a chronic health condition, and keeping a relationship going can be difficult, to say the least. If you have a chronic illness and are single, you are not alone — there are many in your position who, whether by choice or necessity, are also living the single life.

To shed some light on the experiences of these single spoonies, we asked our single Mighty community members what life is like for them. They revealed that while there are challenges of going through life without a partner, there are also some advantages to being able to devote all your attention on your own self-care. It is possible to have a successful relationship while one or both of you is sick. The most important thing is to do what’s best for you.


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