I have been a bit shy about dating since being diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. See, I was married to my ex-wife for only five months when we found out about the EDS; when I texted her “happy anniversary, I love you” her reply was “I don’t want a disabled wife; I want a divorce.” I kicked her out the next day (and yes, I was strong enough for that, just not the fact she completely ignored the “in sickness and in health” part of our vows). Anyway, we have now been divorced for two years, and I decided to dip my toe into the dating pool. I’m completely upfront with the women I talk to that my days can vary dramatically and a brief/crude overview of EDS and the syndrome friends that have tagged along. One woman, one amazing woman, that I have fallen for long ago finally said she felt the same way!! I’ve been over the moon excited....but she is in another state for six months (no big deal) or less and I worry when she gets back, she will remember how often I couldn’t do things, and play dates having to be rescheduled (we have seven kids between us! Lol!). I guess I’m just scared of a repeat of my ex-wife. I already care deeply for her, and it’s that stupid fear of being a burden to someone.... #EhlersDanlosSyndrome #Loveislove #POTS #Burden #scared #Pleasebenice #DatingWithAChronicIllness #Dating #datingwithdisabilities