Many in the online community got the news a week ago, August 18. My precious Aunt Helene died earlier that day. While her health was diminishing slowly, her sudden death came as a huge surprise to us. I am having such a difficult time coping, and I have never felt such searing, raw emotional pain. I … Continue reading the story "Aunt Helene"
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To date, my most popular post is First Comes Breast Cancer, Then Comes Divorce. This post resonated deeply with many women who wrote candidly about their difficult marital situations. Reading their comments was heartbreakingly painful. I could hear my readers’ isolation, loneliness, fear -- and, of course, grief. And I realized that, although I wrote a second part in this series, which expressed … Continue reading the story "Divorce and Grief"
“So, how is your relationship now that you have breast cancer?” asks the cancer wellness program intake worker. My husband and I are holding hands. “I would say it’s stronger; we’ve become closer than ever,” I tell her. “Great!” the intake worker enthusiastically responds. “Cancer can strengthen the bond between couples. Luckily, that is the case for you both as well.” I’m relieved. I half believe the feel-good lie … Continue reading the story "First Comes Breast Cancer, Then Comes Divorce"