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I was recently invited to talk about my column on Help 4 HD Live!
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The host, Lauren Holder, asked me how the revelation that I am a gene carrier has affected my relationships. My friends were sad to learn my news, but remain incredibly supportive. I also have been fortunate with my romantic relationships. Right after I received the confirming that I was a gene carrier, I started to see someone new. I mentioned in a column how caring he was when I told him about my status on a particularly rough day.
I am bluntly honest in my personal life. I discovered that my extreme honesty — as some might call it — was an unusual trait when on our third date, I showed my now-boyfriend the Netflix special with comedian Daniel Sloss where he talks about the futility of love.
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Until this year, the risk of my being gene-positive was merely a chance. Now, with my confirmation as a gene carrier, anyone I date no longer has that luxury. It is a foregone conclusion that one day I will experience symptoms. When I started writing this column, I wanted to understand how he felt about that part of me.
He usually proofre my column before I submit it. It would be unlike me to avoid dating, partly because I like attention too much to remain single. Eventually, someone would be my caretaker.
If you think about it, in all long-term relationships one person will be a caregiver at some point. Life is fragile. I could need someone to take care of me in a year or 10 years from now. Maybe I will be their caretaker before they even get the chance to be mine.
Until then, I will continue to live my life — and that includes dating. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
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Print This. About the Author Alexus Jones Alexus is a columnist at BioNews — the publisher of this site — where she writes about her.
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Alexus is all too familiar with the disease: her grandfather and mother have it, and she recently learned she does, too. Tags datingdisclosing gene statusgene-positive diagnosis. Comments Lauren Holder As always, I love your posts! Alexus Jones Hi Lauren! Thank you for reading!
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