When should I tell a date that I have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)?
Your information about your IBD belongs to you. You get to decide when and how to share it. If a you are beginning to integrate a romantic partner into your everyday life, you may want to think about sharing how IBD affects you every day (both physically and emotionally) so that your partner has awareness and can help support you in a way that feels good to you. You also may want to prepare answers to common questions they might have. For example, some common questions are: Is it a lifelong condition? What will your treatment look like? How did you get it? Is there a cure?