Relationships and Cancer

Being diagnosed with cancer is so hard for so many reasons, not the least of which being that your relationships with friends, family, and your partner are going to be impacted; there is no way around this one. In a perfect world, every one of those relationships would be made stronger by what you are collectively going through, but this isn’t a perfect world and that’s not always the way things work out. So, what do you do about it? How do you handle these changes, theses challenges, these let downs? How do you celebrate and show gratitude for the positive impacts, the people drawn closer and cemented more permanently in your heart? Let’s explore those questions. Some of it might not be easy to look at, but healing hurt is critical to your health and happiness. We’re all in this together 💕

Find Your People

Find Your People

I get it. When I was first diagnosed, I wanted to hide in my apartment and not see anyone who wasn’t my family. I didn’t want to talk to people, to have them look at me with sympathy and sadness; that head-tilt-and-frown expression, almost always followed by, “Hey....
Relating

Relating

Relating to people post-diagnosis can be difficult, contributing to the social anxiety that accompanies life with and after cancer. This is something I have struggled with; for example, not wanting to go to parties because I felt like that was all people could see...

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