Q My husband and I have been together for 50 years, we were childhood sweethearts, and we’ve just found out that he has cancer and has been given three months to live. We never had children and maybe that makes it worse, or better – because they’d also have the pain of losing such a good man. I am numb, and I don’t know how to function. What can I do?
A I can offer only a few words of advice for you. What works for one person might be the opposite of what someone else needs, wants, or would find helpful.
All I can say is that this big shock and life-changing transition will take time to get used to…if you ever do get used to it.
Time is both your friend and enemy now…the precious time you have left with him is limited, and yet your time ahead without him may seem endless. [Read more…]