Sep 13, 2012 - 6:26 pm
I am a caregiver to my live-in boyfriend of 6.5 years who is currently undergoing his second round of chemo for testicular cancer.
This is my first time posting. I am just in need to talk to someone who has gone through this.
A few weeks after my boyfriend was diagnosed, he began pushing away from me...I know this is normal for both him and other cancer patients. However, he began sharing more with a female peer who he previously had very limited contact with. We do not live close to where he attends chemo, but I was able to go with him for his first round. But, he shared he wanted to see if he could "do the second on his own." Then, recently, he shared that he no longer wants me around and no longer loves me.
My family continues to tell me it is "the cancer talking." I am not sure how that can be, although it's true that he has not been acting like himself since the diagnosis.
My question is: Has anyone been in a similar situation and how did you manage to hold on to both yourself and your relationship? I feel as though my world is out of control and is changing so fast because my best friend is so sick and he seems to not want me to be there through all this.