Dating someone with type 1 diabetes keep dating alive during marriage
They may have the attitude that it’s your problem, and will not implicate themselves.
They may even make you feel like a burden that they have to deal with.
Let’s see if we can help Dennis and Susan think through their relationship woes. What might be a remedy for this particular situation?
Much like the helicopter parent, a very common relationship problem is too much involvement with their beloved’s diabetes. How about the following method of communication with one another: “Yes, I checked my blood sugar. I don’t really need a reminder for that, but I keep forgetting to rotate my injection sites. ” In this way, the person with diabetes lets their partner know what their exact needs are. The other person doesn’t feel like they are responsible for managing their loved one’s diabetes.
As with many other situations in life, you cannot make the other person do what you want them to do.
You can only ask, and hope that they will come around to supporting you.
This is not helpful and is also hurtful to the person with diabetes that genuinely needs the care and support of their partner.
A solution to this is to let the person know of the level of involvement that you would like for them to have.
You can stock your own cabinet or pantry with snacks and foods that are more likely beneficial to you in managing your diabetes.
Dennis had been at a loss for words since finding out about Susan’s diagnosis.
He was ashamed to say that he had not called her in three days. Although we may not be in the position to give him an answer as to whether or not he should date Susan, what kind of relationship advice might be helpful in this situation?
The partner feels that he or she is helping with their partner’s diabetes, but they do not feel an overwhelming need to take over the care of their loved one.
When a person with diabetes takes an active role in managing their diabetes, and are coping with their chronic condition, they make it easier to be cared for in a relationship.