Sharing your diagnosis is a very personal thing. There is no right or wrong way to do it. No magic formula. But we all know that bottling up our feelings is not going to help in the long run. Whether you should tell people and what you tell them is up to you. You control the message that you share.
Sharing helps ease the burden, helps you feel supported but it can make us feel scared, embarrassed and stir up emotions we find it hard to face. Whether you tell 1 person or the whole world is totally your prerogative. On 10th May we shared our voices talking about some of their experiences of telling friends and partners. How their sharing has changed over time and what they have learnt from the experience
Never feel pressured to share but do feel comfort that there is a community that understands and that true friends, family and partners will only ever be supportive