You can only ask, and hope that they will come around to supporting you.
If they still won’t support you in your efforts to live healthy with diabetes, then consider them just another life obstacle or barrier that you must figure out how to navigate around.
If the answer is yes, then a diagnosis of diabetes should not preclude Dennis from pursuing a relationship with Susan.
If the answer is no, then Susan is better off without Dennis.
When Dennis contacted The Diabetes Council last week, he was concerned that dating Susan with Type 1 diabetes may not a good idea.
This is the spouse that brings home a pantry full of candy and treats, stocks the fridge with regular sodas, and doesn’t see any reason to attend diabetes education classes with their partner.
They may have the attitude that it’s your problem, and will not implicate themselves.
She used words like, “burden,” and phrases like “it might be too much for him to handle.” Obviously, the two of them have a lot of soul searching to do! So what are some common relationship problems that could become an issue when one person has diabetes in a relationship and the other doesn’t? “I do every single morning when you ask me this exact same question,” you think sarcastically.
Let’s see if we can help Dennis and Susan think through their relationship woes. What might be a remedy for this particular situation?