If you are already engaged or married, the problem could be how much to share the knowledge with your
partner and how the relationship will be affected.
There is no easy answer except perhaps that the information has to be shared whatever its consequences.
To keep such a secret would place an enormous burden on you, and the fact that there is something hiddenis bound to cause
difficulties with your partner.
You may choose to limit the number of people you tell, but those close to you really need to know.
Even if the knowledge should cause a breakdown in a relationship, it is better to establish early on
that your future partner or friend cannot cope with the implication of the disease, rather than at a crisis later. Not
having been given the facts can lead to bitterness in husband or wife and greater likelihood of rejection.
Sharing your anxieties with other people can help you to see that some of these worries are normal in
all young people whilst others are peculiar to HD. Such understanding and reassurance can help.