Wednesday, December 7, 2011
If Your Partner Had Become Sick While You Were Dating, Would You Have Committed to the Relationship?
For many of us, first came the relationship and then came the illness or serious accident.
We met, fell in love, committed or got married, and then illness became the uninvited third member of the relationship. By the time illness entered, we had joined bank accounts, mixed laundry, combined dish sets, and co-mingled friends and dreams. There was a relatively solid platform for the relationship, and illness landed on that platform. When you're still dating, you might be in love, but the platform isn't that solid yet.
If your sweetie had become ill with a serious condition (perhaps the same one he or she has now) while you were still dating, would you have committed to the relationship?