I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason, so I have no doubt that being diagnosed with Lyme disease changed my life for the better. As hard as it has been to believe sometimes, it really has pushed me into a much healthier lifestyle. But it's definitely come with hardships along the way.
Take dating, for example—it's hard enough as it is! Take that, and throw a curveball like chronic illness in there, and it can get really complicated really quickly. Sometimes, as I've learned, the most tangled of circumstances can teach you the most valuable lessons. Here are the three most meaningful ones I've learned from dating with Lyme disease.