When I was younger I faced the same challenges that those who do not have ostomies, that being having the right job, some money in the bank, having your own place. As we can all relate telling prospective romantic partners about our ostomies can be daunting to say the least.
Now am older of course and I find my biggest challenge is when to tell someone about my ostomy....I have a full time job and I have my own place yet since my divorce I have found it difficult not to go on dates but to find a meaningful solid relationship...My ex wife refused near the end of our marriage to have sex with me.... wouldnt even try to initiate sex. Made fun of me behind my back because of my ostomy, told me to my face it grossed her out and I did not deserve to be with any other woman. Of course I've also heard when dating no it doesn't bother the woman when I tell them but then I never hear from them again.
I'd like to hear from those who maybe have experienced similar challenges and circumstances....when it comes to dating and intimacy what did you do to cope and manage things.?