with this DD? I have not dated for many years now, partly due to my son was so young, and mostly because getting thru a day is so hard, and not knowing what the next day will be like. So many ?s around this entire subject I truly don't know where to start. Before this illness got the best part of me, I was very outgoing, social, never had a problem with dating. As my health started to decline it was a struggle to date. Now I feel that I am not worthy of even trying to meet someone ( where would someone with cfs/fm meet anyone to begin with, I can't even find a doctor who specilizes in it where I am, lol), I feel that I am half of a person, damaged goods. CFS has thrown my self esteem out the window when it comes to dating, or attempting to find a companion. For that matter even a friend. I am tired of being isolated, and alone. I don't want to be 70 years old sitting here by myself. I guess would like to hear the stories from those who have had this for a long time, and found a sigificant other after the cfs/fm started. How did you explain your illness? Did people run for the hills? Are you together now? Is he/she understanding?