Updated: Jan 14
Let's talk IBS and romantic relationships! The bloating, bowel movements, gas, nausea, pain, cramps, confidence issues, anxiety, depression, stress.
If you've got IBS and you're single or in an intimate relationship, I can almost guarantee that the IBS symptoms are affecting your love life and how lovable your feel! The whole thing is probably making you feel quite stressed and anxious, which is TOTALLY NORMAL.
Some of my clients believe IBS means IBSingle! That they're destined to never have a romantic relationship. They made no attempt to find a partner because they didn't feel attractive or lovable BECAUSE of their symptoms. IBS has got in the way of their own love life! Understandably this can make people feel lonely, depressed, anxious and stressed.
If this is you, I want you to know that love is available to you and that IBS does not need to mean IBSingle!
Other people I know have started dating someone but aren't sure when to say "I have IBS", how to explain what IBS is and how it affects them. They often feel embarrassed to explain the bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, pain, cramps, anxiety and so on. They also normally feel anxious about telling the person they're dating because they might be rejected because of the condition. Again, the IBS gets in the way of love and leads to quite a lot of stress, anxiety and depression.
I know other people who date and tell potential partners upfront about their gut issues, they make no attempt to hide the fact they have digestive issues.
I've met people who use dating apps designed for people with digestive issues like Gutsy as it feels safer to talk about their IBS symptoms with potential partners and there's less judgement.
I've also met people with IBS who are in long-term relationships, living together and even married.
No matter which group you fall into, IBS will be affecting your love life on some level.
I want you to know that you are lovable, you deserve love, you are worthy of love!
I also want you to know that the symptoms of IBS can be alleviated, and even go completely using Rapid Transformational Therapy!
So if you feel you're at a dead end and have tried everything to ease your IBS symptoms or you're TOTALLY fed up with how IBS is getting in the way of your love life get in touch and see how RTT can set you free!