CF and Relationships
As with all things in life, a person's situation plays a major role in how they foster and form relationships. Having cystic fibrosis is no exception, and can certainly complicate your relationships in a number of ways. Some men with CF, for example, find that talking to a partner about their infertility can present a wide range of challenges. For others, deciding how or when to broach the subject that they have CF at all might be difficult.
Having CF can be an isolating experience, and there is no one right way to handle these issues. You may find that talking to members of your care team or a therapist, finding online community support or reading up on available resources can help you find answers, relationship strategies and approaches that feel most comfortable for you.
Sex vs. Intimacy
“I think everyone with CF is going to naturally have peaks and valleys with physical intimacy to some degree, as it directly correlates to feeling OK and having energy to some degree."
- An adult with CF
Unsurprisingly, the ups and downs of having a