Six months before my cancer diagnosis, I found out my husband of over a decade was leading a dark double life. Honestly, my cancer was just the icing on the cake. Good or bad, it’s been a coping mechanism of mine to be able to detach a bit and watch my life from the outside. It’s very difficult to attain when you have curves. I’m 5’ 2” and a size 2 or 4, but by Barbie (or Hollywood) standards I should be a size 0.
Some comments are just nasty and make me want to never date again, but there are nice guys out there too." - Laura D., 39 "Going topless was my new favorite thing to do after my mastectomy.
We took things pretty slowly, but when we finally decided to get intimate, I had a hard time accepting my body, and figuring out how to lose myself in the romance.
I was very self conscious and wouldn't allow him to look or touch be from the waist up. It took me four years, and the help of a support group I joined of women going through something similar, to get back out there.
I'd let them touch my scars and ask any question they wanted.
I was proud to be a survivor and this mindset I had made me accept my new reality faster." - Cassandra B., 45 Personal Space is Bravo's home for all things "relationships," from romance to friendships to family to co-workers. Then Like us on Facebook to stay connected to our daily updates.