About This Show
Why and how do we love? Two curious long-time friends - Jacqueline Raposo and Ben Rosenblatt - speak with authors, hospitality folks, psychologists, artists, and niche-based experts of all kinds in a humor-filled and heart-tugging examination of love in all its glorious, bewildering complexity. Catch Love Bites every Monday at 4 on Heritage Radio Network, and explore behind the scenes at LoveBitesRadio.com and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as @lovebitesradio.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 68: Endings #5: I Got Broken Up With Because of My Chronic Illness, Part II
2 days ago
“It wasn’t just losing him with the breakup, but a lot of the dreams and hopes I had for the future. It was coming to terms with the idea that this illness might be chronic. That there was no fix.” - Katrina
On Part II of our episode on breakups because of chronic illness, we first hear from Katrina, who contracted Malaria while in Rwanda and then developed Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (also called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Post Exertion Malaise Syndrome) after the initial infection. She shares the process of understanding her new reality while in a relationship, its eventual demise, and where she's at regarding the potential for new love now. Then after the break, we're joined by Kirsten Schultz of Chronic Sex, who addresses questions that arose from last week's show regarding the absence of sex in relationships because of illness, and what resources out there might help. And before we close out, Jacqueline addresses a question from a recent reader: Do you ever feel your shortchanging someone in a relationship with you because of your physical limitations?""
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