I don't have personal experience on that issue, but if my opinion is of interest to you then here it is: If somebody cannot handle the disease, that means he/she doesn't really love you. Simple as that. My husband is a very optimistic guy, he always sees (as we say here in Greece) the glass half full, and not half empty. And this makes things easier for me, because it gives me strength to carry on. And as we have discussed many times together, when a couple has a relationship or are married, no one really knows what will happen to whom.
Everybody deserves to have somebody by his/her side, who really cares, and everybody should feel loved by somebody else. This is a human right and I don't compromise with medium situations.
Bottom line is, girls who dump you, should really understand, that whatever happens to you, can happen to them too. What you give, you get.
I agree with athensgirl. Anything can happen to anyone at anytime.
I am also divorced, but got divorced before I got sick. Looking back, I honestly do not believe my marriage would have lasted through my illness anyways.
I am very sorry, Teddy--it sounds like you have had some cruel experiences. I have not been in the dating scene since getting sick, but I know from when I was well, people were cruel then...I cannot imagine how cruel they can be when dating someone who is ill.
In some respects, I would prefer to date someone who IS sick with something...at least there would hopefully be understanding on both sides. Sometimes I tell myself that maybe I will meet someone when I am an old woman in a retirement home and that man will be old as well and not care...lol