As a victim of cancer you should always remind yourself that cancer does not define you

As a victim of cancer you should always remind yourself that cancer does not define you. You are not cancer you are who you are. Somebody with a heart and who can love and be loved back. To succeed in dating as a cancer survivor, you have to make a self evaluation. List down your positive qualities that makes you a superb partner. At one time you will have to talk to a new partner about your condition. In preparation for this, write down what you will talk about or rehearse with a friend. To overcome the much dreaded rejection, imagine that you are rejected and practice on how you can handle the situation. Do not associate all negative responses to cancer. If people do not reciprocate your love, do not give up, it happens to anyone either with cancer or not.

To succeed in dating as a cancer survivor, you have to appreciate communication. It plays a vital role in initiating a romantic relationship since it helps in overcoming anxiety. People find it difficult to talk about sexuality even with a lifetime partner. Hard as it might be it leads to healthy sexuality in a relationship. Dialogue alleviate the cancer survivor’s anxiety and brings forth overwhelming emotional intimacy and a great sense of trust. As a cancer survivor you should discuss sexuality before being sexually intimate with a new lover. Sexuality conversations are made easier and more comfortable if they are accompanied by practice. The ease with which you discuss sexuality helps you to be even be more honest about the prevailing physical and emotional changes. Your sexual needs and desires will be openly discussed.

In order to succeed in dating as a cancer survivor, you have to learn about how to develop sexual intimacy. Lets say you have a new partner and you want to talk to him. Decide ahead of time about what you will say to him/her and practice the words or tone with a buddy or in front of the mirror. If you are uneasy about using some sexual terms, practice screaming out the words until you are sure that you are comfortable with them. Sex therapists advice that you should use the real terms instead of slang terms or funny euphemisms. To heighten your sexual pleasure, tell your partner which sex position feels good or what sex act is of preference.

Cancer and its treatments affect sexuality directly mostly through physical changes to the victims body. In order to succeed in dating as a cancer survivor, talk to your partner about erectile disfunction, vaginal dryness or a genital scar. There is less anxiety when your partner is aware of the problems even before your fist sexual encounter together. A caring partner who loves you will help you find a solution and take you the way you are. He will help you rediscover your sexual attractiveness again. You must overcome cancer effects in dating alone or with support. If you still feel that your sexual intimacy is still wanting, seek community support. A psychologist or cancer support organization will be of much help.

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