An updated blog, written 12 months ago…..
Recently an acquaintance relayed an assumption they’d formed about relationships, in particular those where one party suffered from terminal illness.
They opined, that under those circumstances the partnership would be one of unrelenting cordiality.
After all your relationship together is on borrowed time; how could you possibly argue anymore?
Their presumption being, despite the patient and family being under terrible strain at times, your remaining time together should be free from marital disharmony.
As the partner of the sufferer, how could you reconcile your feelings of guilt (after the inevitable happens) if not 100% supportive of their plight throughout?
They proffered a cancer sufferer should not have to contend with the additional strain of spousal arguments. In particular when they’ve had to contend with chemotherapy, scans, endoscopies, X-Rays, lumbar punctures, daily/monthly treatments and hundreds of hours in hospital waiting rooms.
Not to mention the further stress the sufferer endures being a…
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