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Topic: Spouses Who Leave

Forum: Sex & Relationship Matters —

A safe place to talk candidly about how your romantic relationships and/or your sex life has changed following your diagnosis and treatment.

Posted on: Jun 22, 2020 11:47AM - edited Jun 22, 2020 11:49AM by Miriandra

Miriandra wrote:

Caught this article via Pinterest.

“The Men Who Give Up on Their Spouses When They Have Cancer" - The Guardian

I also liked the insight into women caregivers who push themselves to be as functional as possible, even without a spouse distancing or threatening to leave. I certainly saw myself in that description. My husband never physically stopped me from overextending, but he did ask, “Should you really be doing that?" several times. And we talked about my need to feel useful and capable despite my surgeries.

(p.s. We're still happily together.)

Dx 5/31/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, 0/1 nodes, ER+ Surgery 8/14/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left
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