A book that is often given to husbands of breast cancer patients is, The Breast Cancer Husband by Marc Silver.5 This book can educate your spouse about what you are going through, so you may choose to put it on the night stand.It may also be wise to go to therapy together to make a plan to communicate and work through all the changes.At that time I was a mom of a one year old and a three year old and had been married six years.Relationships are very important and good ones can provide fun, vitality, support and meaning, especially during the challenging times of breast cancer.She has stage 4 cancer and dated someone during her treatment whom she then married.I’ve also had clients who had advanced cancer and dated online to successfully form a successful relationship.
There are also some problematic communication patterns to be aware of too.
Singles of all ages usually would not know how to go out and invite someone new into all this chaos when they are feeling so overwhelmed themselves.
If you do want to date, I have seen it successfully happen.
But on the positive side, dating can be a positive distraction that makes you feel normal and adds positive excitement to life.
Plus, it can provide added support and joy throughout a very rough time when you find a great person with whom to spend time and start a relationship.
Research says that cancer doesn’t significantly impact women’s overall marriage rate.