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The idea of a new relationship can be both an exciting and
terrifying prospect, but entering the world of dating after having cancer can
be a scary prospect.
If there have been changes
to your body or physical appearance, you could be worried about how a
potential new partner could react to this.
concerns, the fact that you can’t have children or worries over whether a
new partner could give you the support you need might make it difficult for you
to open up, and could even put you off the idea of a new relationship.
about your experience with cancer is the best way for your new partner to
understand more about you and what you’ve been through. It will also give them the chance to find out
what you’d need from them and how they can support you through difficult times.
However, some might find that their cancer experience has
made them a stronger person, and may feel they can offer a lot to a
relationship. If you’re feeling brave
enough to dip your toe into the dating pool, good for you! However, no matter
how confident you’re feeling, it’s understandable to feel anxious about a new
relationship. So why not try out the
If you need to speak to someone about your anxieties about
starting a new relationship after cancer, give our
support team a call for free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday 9am –
Talk Week is running all this week to Sunday 29th January.
If you have any questions about Macmillan, or would like to talk to someone about cancer, we have a team of experts who can help.
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