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Sharing Medical Information With That Special Someone

You’re on a first date. Should you or shouldn’t you tell them about your serious medical condition? We have advice from two relationship experts.


When it comes to dating and starting a new romantic relationship, people who live with rare and serious diseases face some unique questions. When is the right time to tell that special person about my condition? And how do you bring the topic up to a potential romantic partner? 

In this clip from an episode of the World of Promise podcast, hear from Dr. Nancy Irwin, a Los Angeles-based clinical psychologist and author and Dr. Craig K. Svensson, dean emeritus of the Purdue University College of Pharmacy and author of “When There Is No Cure: How to Thrive While Living with the Pain and Suffering of Chronic Illness.”

Listen to the full podcast.

Check out an article about relationships featuring both experts