Dating someone with a terminal illness
I have been dating a woman for about 6 weeks and starting to develop feelings for her.Yesterday she told me she has cancer, and that it is a particularly bad form of it and based on my research, general life expectancy is not that great.However she has survived longer than normal, she is coping well with the treatment it seems.I know she is receiving top-notch care, and they say cancer is no longer the death sentence it use to be.
I feel I have much more to consider than my own feelings and happiness.I really don't know what I might be getting myself into.I want to try it out because I think she's a wonderful woman and we could make each other happy.But I have no idea if I am strong enough to deal with things as they come.I also don't know if I am the best man to support her and make her dreams come true, but I suppose that is for her to decide. Is there anyone out there who has dated someone with cancer or has cancer and has been dating? Is there any room to be doubting myself if I get into this type of relationship? Sometimes seemingly impossible cases go into remission, and other seemingly curable cases turn deadly.