Managing advanced prostate cancer can be tough. While some relationships will remain unchanged, others may require you and the other party to find the “new normal”. It’s important to remember that you get to decide what information you want to share with others and how you would like to best approach these conversations.
Keep in mind that family and friends may initially feel uncomfortable offering assistance at the risk of intruding. As you move through your prostate cancer journey remember that it can be beneficial to have a group of people who are available and interested in assisting you any way they can.
You may find it helpful to have someone in your life – whether it’s a spouse, close friend or family member – that you can share your feelings and concerns with. You may want someone to confide in and who will respect your privacy and listen without offering advice.
Caregiving can take its toll. Find out what you can do to stay strong, so you can continue to care for your loved one.
Intimacy can be an important part of your life. Learn more about how prostate cancer can impact your intimate relationships – and how to keep intimacy alive.