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Why does it seem so difficult to start dating after cancer?

If you feel like your cancer experience has changed you, it is possible that you could feel differently about dating and starting new relationships. You may find it more complicated or challenging. Much depends on how you feel about yourself and how open you are to sharing with others. If you are having a hard time dating after cancer, it may help to know that many survivors have shared the same struggles and have overcome their difficulties. Dating, with or without cancer, can be complex. In relationships with friends, there are psychological, social, and emotional components. When it comes to dating, things often feel even more intense.

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