Dating while in a relationship
Cancer often impacts your body physically which may cause you to be self-conscious about certain things.Communicating about intimacy with your partner can help strengthen the relationship, increasing emotional trust.Cancer’s licensed oncology social workers can help anyone affected by cancer, free of charge.
You may want to consider talking to your family, friends or even your health care team to help you decide when dating might be right for you. It’s normal to feel nervous or anxious about dating.
It is okay not to feel “ready”; be open with your partner and have an honest conversation about what is right for you.
Don’t sit around waiting for a boy to make you a priority, communicate his intentions, or even call you on the phone. And this God created and rules his world, including men, women, the biological compulsions that bind them together, and the institution that declares their union and keeps it sacred and safe.
It is important to remember that it’s normal to feel nervous about dating during or after cancer treatment. Adjusting to treatment side effects or the physical and emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis is a personal experience.
Remember that each experience is unique and there is no right or wrong time to begin dating.