Too often we are so focused on whether or not the person will like us that we overlook the need to figure out if the other person would be a good fit.
Dating should be a bit like conducting a job interview, asking questions to get to know who the person really is.
But considering that between 24 and 45 million people in the United States suffer from it, and two out of three of whom are women, there is a good chance that individuals in your circle of friends have some degree of IBS.
Here are struggles only people with IBS understand. If you have to get up at 5 in the morning for a flight, you just can’t go to the bathroom that day.
With that being said, Hess is very excited to be given this opportunity to write for Irritable Bowel because it gives him yet another community to spread positivity and give support to.And when you can’t go one day, it makes it harder to go the next day.It’s not that you aren’t a morning person or you like to sleep late—it’s that your Most people have their first colonoscopy at age 50, but not you! Preparing for and recovering from it is how you spent your Spring Break, sophomore year of college.It can be quite helpful to make a list of the qualities you are looking for in a potential mate.In particular, you will want to see if this person is kind, supportive and patient—all qualities they will need to have so that you can be comfortable sharing your IBS experience with them.Hessiel Polanco (or Hess P) is a writer and a patient advocate who was born and raised in Massachusetts and lives with his wife, Ashli.