May 25, 2010 - 8:46 am
Hi everyone. Like many of you, my partner means the world to me. Her father has just been diagnosed with cancer after 6 years of being free of prostate cancer. I know so little about cancer, but I do know a second appearance is quite damning.
I want to be the best partner I can be for her. It seems there are buckets of opinions for how to support a direct loved one through cancer, but I want to know how best to support a supporter. To make things particularly tricky, her and I will be long distance for a month (AUS<->US).
To all of you out there who have had a loved one go through this ordeal, what would you have appreciated from your partner? What can I do? What must I do? What must I never do?