“It’s how you say it and when you say it that determines how it comes across,” she says.
Of course, the decision of how or when to talk about your condition is different for everyone.
I also prefer time-sensitive first dates, like an afternoon movie, since my fatigue often kicks in during the evening.
By planning beforehand, I am able to take away some of the constant thinking about MS and put the focus on the date.
“One of the things I had to figure out was how can I love someone else until I love me?
” More than a year later, Johnson was ready to dip her toe in the dating pool again. But she decided not to let the disease define her or dominate her conversations. If something on a date is hard because of her MS -- cracking a lobster claw at dinner or going for an all-day hike -- she turns that moment into an opportunity.
By the end of 2006, life was just starting to come back together for Kate Milliken.
However, you should always be careful, especially when giving out personal information like your phone number and address.
His is the relapsing MS, so a bit different to my friends.
I have spoken to her about it, but would appreciate the advice of others too. I'd love to meet him eventually of course, but I can tell that he is nervous about asking because of the MS.
He is lovely, and told me first off that he had MS, and I quote, "In case I wanted to do a runner". What he didn't know was that one of very good friends and godmother to my boys also has MS!
She has been my friend for well over 20 years now so I have some understanding of the condition.