Helping Couples Cope with Cancer: Tips for MRE Practitioners.

Year Published
2011
Author (Individual)
Brown, Kristina S.
Man, Terry.
Man, Kay.
Author (Organization)
National Healthy Marriage Resource Center.
Resource Type
Fact Sheet
Resource Format
PDF
Resource Language
English
A cancer diagnosis is a game changer on many levels for a couple. It affects not only the diagnosed partner but also the well partner as it has financial, family, and medical implications. Cancer often becomes a daily conversation and can have the potential to damage a couple's relationship. Life happens despite cancer; there is no "pause" button. By being prepared and proactive, the experience of cancer can actually bring a couple together as a team, even in the face of a terminal diagnosis. This Tip Sheet for marriage and relationship education (MRE) practitioners offers ways to encourage couples to work together to battle the impact of cancer and maintain a healthy relationship. (Author abstract)

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