Hey everyone! We are still in the middle of our compatibility series, and today we are excited to talk to an EXPERT on another compatibility topic: chronic illness in dating.
Chronic illness is something that impact 1 in 3 people... 1 in 3!!
Last week we talked about weight in dating, and we really wanted to follow up that conversation with a discussion on how chronic illness shows up and affects dating… BECAUSE it also ties hand in hand with the weight conversation.
There are so many people that are unaware of what a chronic illness is and how it can affect weight, as well as a slew of other factors. It’s far more nuanced than saying things like “just workout more and eat healthy”. And in fact just working out more many not be possible for people with chronic illness or it would even make it worse for some with chronic illness.
So today, chronic illness expert Emily Morrow talks all things chronic illness in dating.
Emily Morrow, Functional Nutritional Therapy and Integrative Health Practitioner works with women across the country in her consulting practice and group program, Root Cause Formula to help women identify and overcome a variety of root’ cause(s) such as mold, bacteria, parasites, heavy metals, viruses, toxins, chemicals, lyme and the signs and symptoms associated with them (i.e hormone imbalances, weight loss resistance, acne, fatigue). Emily’s hope is that each individual she gets to work with experiences a renewed balance, hope, and joy that allows them to approach life with the energy and zest to achieve all that the Lord has for them.
What is chronic illness? How common is it?
What is the definition of health?
How does chronic illness affect your weight?
What would you say to people feeling like they are a burden or don't know how they could date?
What should the partners of a person with chronic illness expect?
Deb Fileta (a HOD favorite guest!) talks about the nuanced symptoms of depression and anxiety and how this affects dating.
Should you not date someone based on their sexual past?Kait talks about not only how to set physical boundaries but also how you should approach someone' sexual past
Jordan and Matt talk about communication and why it's so important in a relationship. They also discuss "opposites attract" and how to manage your expectations.
Jordan talks about how you DO NOT have to have it all togther before dating and dating can be a great growing and learning expereince.
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