Jun 05, 2010 - 7:24 am
I'm a 15 year breast cancer survivor, and I'm so thankful, but still find in hard to start new relationships. I underwent right breast mastectomy with reconstruction. I was married at the time of my diagnosis, and my ex-husband was supportive of the changes in me. Following my divorce, which was 6 years after my diagnosis and not a result of it, I felt very alone. A year later I met someone whom I cared for, and I found it so hard to bring up my cancer, but eventually did. This relationship lasted 9 years but ended earlier this year. I enjoy being in a relationship, and enjoy the intimate side of it, but the idea of meeting someone new, discussing my cancer, the possible rejection, sometimes makes me feel that I'll spend the rest of my life alone. I'm not depressed about it, just sometimes sad. I enjoy my life, my kids, my job, but miss being part of a relationship. Any suggestions?