Talking about cancer isn’t easy. It’s hard to know what to say. And it’s hard to predict how others will react to news of a diagnosis. It’s good to talk. It can help you understand your own emotions and feel more in control. It can make your relationships stronger and help people understand what you’re going through. And it’s the first step to getting support. Simply having someone listen can help you.
- Who do you confide in about your diagnosis or your role as caregiver?
- Do you prefer talking in person, over the phone, by text, or email? How has COVID-19 impacted this?
- What is most helpful when you are confiding in someone?