One of the major challenges of dating when you have a chronic illness is self-esteem.Some people, especially newly diagnosed, may question whether they are worthy of having a partner or finding love.At a time when people lost jobs and housing because of their HIV status, there were many issues to be dealt with when disclosing to a date.However, many of the women I worked with did go on to develop healthy relationships.Saltz worked toward her degree in Psychiatry, she did her residency in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at Cornell-Weill School of Medicine and The New York Presbyterian Hospital.She explained, "I became particularly interested in the impact that illness had on the mind" and went on to do a fellowship in treating sexual dysfunction - a topic that she says was rather taboo at the time.But how much enduring love can a shared health condition really provide? But a romance can be tough to keep going even for the fittest lovers.
You constantly have to put yourself out there, act confident even though you’re probably feeling vulnerable, and just be the best possible version of yourself.
She has also been featured or quoted in the Associated Press, Newsweek, O Magazine, Parade, Redbook, Woman’s World, Town & Country, New York Magazine, The New York Times, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, The Los Angeles Times, and Web MD.
Saltz from any of her repeated appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC’s The View, Dateline, ABC’s 20/20 and Primetime, Fox New's Bill O’Reilly and Glen Beck, CNN’s Larry King Live and Anderson Cooper 360, HLN’s Jane Velez-Mitchell and Joy Behar, among others.
Add to this a chronic condition and it compounds the problem even further.
However, just because you have diabetes, fibromyalgia, survived cancer or have something else doesn’t mean you don’t want love in your life or that you wont find it.