What Are They Going Through?

Everybody copes differently. You have to put aside expectations, and find the best way to help your loved one through this difficult time.

Listen

People sometimes just need to talk. A good listener can help someone process what he or she is going through. Don’t force it, but if your loved one has something to say, be attentive.

Learn

Teach yourself about your loved one’s condition, treatments and recovery process.

Be attentive

Don’t let the illness become the main focus of your relationship. Remember the things important to your loved one and incorporate as many fun or productive activities into the day as you can.