“My spouse has cancer and is pushing me away.” This comes up frequently during coaching. Being pushed away by someone with cancer is a common occurrence, and you might feel like your spouse has become withdrawn when they are coping with a cancer diagnosis. Each person’s experience will be a little different. As my husband’sContinue reading ““My Spouse Has Cancer and is Pushing Me Away””
Burnout. We hear the term all the time, but what does it mean exactly? Burnout is “a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress.” If any part of that definition strikes home, you may be close to or already experiencing caregiver burnout. My husband battled cancer for 5 years.Continue reading “How to Avoid Caregiver Burnout When Caring for Your Spouse with Cancer”
The first year my husband was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his arm, we both just wanted to get through it and move on. I was fortunate to have a supportive workplace and family and friends who all helped, but we tried not to rely on them. However, when his cancer recurred a fewContinue reading “6 Ways to Build Your Caregiver Support System When Your Partner has Cancer”
If your partner has cancer, all the emotions you feel can be exhausting and overwhelming. Learning to cope with difficult emotions will help you be a strong support for your partner.
Don’t create distance in your relationship. Learn how to stay connected when your partner has cancer.
Our brains can be like a busy train station and sometimes we find ourselves riding trains of thought that keeps us feeling worried and fearful. Learn how to get off that train, especially if you are a caregiver!
When our partner has cancer, we’re going to experience A LOT of emotions. Most of want to escape it all! But what are emotions really and where do they come from? Read on to learn the answer!
There are a lot of emotions that come up when we have a partner with cancer. Sometimes, we are too busy to notice them. However, emotions need our attention and believe it or not, the quickest way out of an emotions is through it!
It’s easy to get angry when trying to advocate for your partner with cancer. However, anger is not always useful. In this post learn how to release the anger and focus on something more constructive!
Anxiety is a common emotion for people who have a partner with cancer. Most of us let this emotion control us, or we try to push it away. However, when you learn to let it in and really understand your anxiety, then you’ll gain control over it.