One option when dating with Crohn’s is to connect with others with the same issues.
It’s possible that they’ve also experienced difficulty in dating and will understand what you’re going through.
It usually presents itself in the late teens and early 20s, a prime dating time for many.
No matter what your age, a Crohn’s diagnosis can be difficult, especially if you’re single.
Like any chronic illness, once you’ve developed your own management system for living with Crohn’s, you may be able to better accommodate someone else into your life.
One of the biggest issues you may tackle early on are flare-ups.
Make sure your partner knows this doesn’t have to get in the way of having a great relationship.
Not everyone is comfortable dating someone who has an illness.
CDC also developed a technical package, Preventing Intimate Partner Violence Across the Lifespan: A Technical Package of Programs, Policies, and Practices that describes strategies and approaches that are based on the best available evidence for preventing intimate partner violence (IPV), including TDV.
Consistent with CDC’s emphasis on primary prevention, the package includes multiple strategies that can be used in combination to stop IPV and TDV before it starts.
Given the unpredictability of flare-ups, it may benefit you to have a plan in dealing with this potentially stressful aspect of Crohn’s.
Having a partner who can be flexible and is willing to make last-minute changes can be a significant benefit and provide much-needed support.
CDC developed to stop teen dating violence before it starts.