Cancer + relationships... what's that been like for you?

Cara-Canteen

Hey Connect-ers,

For some reason, we don't seem to talk about cancer's impact on relationships very often... I wonder why that is? Boyfriends/girlfriends/partner/people-you-are-seeing can have a huge impact on how you cope when cancer comes into our world. With Valentine's Day coming up at the end of this week, it might be something that's on your mind.

Going through big life-altering stuff like cancer can either amplify issues that might have between you before, even push you apart...

Or you could have the experience of feeling really seen, heard, loved during a super rough time...

Or maybe it makes you feel like you don't want to see anyone right now...

Or a combination of all of these feelings, plus more.

What's it been like for you, and perhaps your partner(s), going through the cancer experience?

What do you know now, that you wish you knew before? What was helpful, and what was really tough to get though together?