The Couple Relationship When You Have Cancer

Some couples find that going through something like this together strengthens their relationship and reinforces their closeness and commitment to each other. But living with cancer places an enormous amount of pressure on everyone and problems can arise even between the most loving couples.

The impact of cancer on a couple relationship varies, largely depending on what your relationship was like before your cancer diagnosis. Some couples find the challenges and the opportunity for one partner to care for the other strengthens their relationship. For others, the stress of the cancer diagnosis, treatment and caregiving may create problems or add to existing strain.

The couple relationship when you have cancer

How has cancer affected your partnership? Do you have any tips for other couples who might be going through the something similar?