My partner was diagnosed with an ependymoma in her spine 3 months ago. Obviously this was a major shock to her, myself and our relationship. I am trying my best to support her whilst she goes through the whole radio/chemo process and adapting to the changes in our lifestyle. However, we are finding it very difficult to maintain our relationship and not have it defined by the cancer. It feels that we are hanging onto out relationship by a thread. We are both desperate to stay together as the love we have for each other is unquestionable however, it is almost as if we have forgotten how to be a couple. I feel my role as a partner has been made redundant (spelling??) and I'm nt entirely sure how to regain it. How do you balance the pratical side of caring for someone you love and watching them battle the side effects of the cancer and the associated treatment whilst remembering that you're a couple as well?
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