You’re not a burden

The New York Times has done it again. First, they invited a racist senator to write an op-ed, didn’t read it before printing it, and were surprised that a) it was racist, bellicose, and badly written; and that b)  people were actually upset. Then, on June 9th, The New York Times magazine’s column “The Ethicist” ran a story  with the title: “is it ok to dump him because of his medical condition?” The questioner had met an amazing man, whoRead more

Abusive Relationships and IBD

I was about fourteen or fifteen, and I remember my grandmother coming back from church in an irate state. While my grandma always speaks her mind, she usually lets people have their opinion. Not this time. One of her choir buddies told grandma that her 20 year old grandson had started dating a girl with Crohn’s Disease. What if he ended up marrying her? He’d have a sick wife all his life! He’d throw away his life caring for her.Read more