January 11, 2011Hey Date - Ya Got Any Health Issues?
Hi, I'm Dr. Laura Schlessinger and I'm aboard my boat "Perfect", answering your questions. This one is from Julia:
"At what point in a relationship is it okay to ask about serious health issues or sexually transmitted diseases? A member of my family dated her current husband for a year before they were married and didn't ask about any health issues. After they were married, he told her that diabetes ran in his family and he was a severe diabetic himself. [As a sidebar, severe diabetics wear insulin pumps or do their blood testing all the time and have to eat properly and exercise properly. I mean if you've known this guy for a year, do not tell me you didn't know he was a diabetic. Like, were you paying any attention?] I'm in a great relationship now and would like to know this information before it gets more serious. How do I go about asking my boyfriend if he has any diseases or long term health issues that may affect my health or any future children we may have?
This is how you do it: "Honey, do you have any diseases or long term health issues that may affect my health or any future children we might have?" That covers it.
I'm Dr. Laura Schlessinger. Until next time.
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