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Future partner, as much as I used to love dining out, the nature of my adult-onset food allergies is such that eating out at restaurants is a rarity.
I have to be extremely cautious about cross-contamination.
Dear Future Partner, My journey experiencing chronic illness has taught me many valuable lessons over the years.
Above all, I have learned about the healing power of unconditional love I have received from family and friends.
However, I have learned from experience that regular, high levels of stress in relationships are extremely detrimental for my body.
Let’s please prioritize strong communication skills in order to avoid too much misunderstanding.
So I decided, as an experiment, to "lead with vulnerability" and tell him what I usually avoid discussing until I know someone better.
I decided to edit my list to just gluten and dairy, and he chose a Mexican restaurant.
In order for me to be able to function, I need at least eight to 10 hours of sleep at night.
I love you and want to be with you, but I will need to go to bed at a decent hour in order to be the best version of myself, the version I want to bring to our relationship.
This isn’t because I don’t want to see you or I am disrespectful of our important plans together.
I just need you to know the nature of autoimmune disease sometimes means a flare-up at the most inconvenient times.
By keeping these tips in mind, people dating those with health challenges can hopefully learn to be more supportive and educated partners. “Be prepared for some nights of more Netflix than ‘chill.’ And know it’s not personal.