How Can a Partner Help??

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-11-2006
How Can a Partner Help??
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Tue, 03-09-2010 - 7:37pm
Hi there. I've been dating a man for about 9 months now who has Colitis but is very hesitant to talk about it as he says it's embarrassing. I've read up on it but would love to have some real people's feedback on what it's like to have it and what I can do to help? It's starting to effect our relationship now because he won't really leave the house, he doesn't want to really be cuddled with our touched, it makes him kinda down on himself so it's just exaggerating any issues we have. Help!

 

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Thu, 03-11-2010 - 7:15pm
I hope someone will be able to come up with some ideas for you. It can be really hard to deal with something like this. Do you know what medication or treatment he is getting or has gotten? It sounds like his colitis is not very well controlled right now. Has it gotten worse recently?


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