What to Say
When your loved one is first diagnosed with cancer, it can feel scary and overwhelming. You may draw blanks when you try to think of how to start a conversation with them, but just remember, your partner is still the same person you know and love. Saying something is better than staying silent and pretending it’s not happening.
“I’m sorry this is happening.”
“I love you and am here for you.”
“Whenever you want to talk, I’m here.”
“You’re my best friend. Always have been, always will be.”
Starting a conversation is the hardest part. But once you get the ball rolling, it’ll be easier to talk about the cancer elephant in the room. Practice makes perfect.