health and relationship

health issue - disclosing health issues to your partner.
@jep_toyo (1607)
Philippines
February 16, 2007 2:54am CST
Have you fully disclosed your health histories, both physical and mental to your partner?
1 response
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
17 Feb 07
Oh I think that after 36 years of married life that you could say that my husband and I know each other fairly well. This of course also means that we know about each other's medical conditions too. In a relationship it is up to the individual what they disclose to their partner, and that should be before they reach the stage of getting married. For example, if one has a life threatening medical condition, then yes they should share that. Also if they have an social diseases, they too should be told. Infertility is another one as well as any inherited diseased which can be passed down to future generations. Mental health is a different issue but obviously if it is more serious than mild depression, then yes that information should be shared. However in saying that there are actually instances where some medical conditions do not come to light until after the couple are married. It might be infertility, genetic conditions which were not previously known and severe depression just to name a few.