3. Shield them from your pain
Dave and Christy were driving home from a sobering visit in which the oncologist shared the grim prognosis. For the first in her long illness, Christy broke down in tears.
David was in the front seat wondering, “What will I do without her?”
Christy’s illness impacts both Dave and Christy, in different ways. The priority goes to the needs of the person with the illness.
Dave will be a better position to care for Christy with an open heart if he tends to his pain. Later. With someone other than her.
Shield your loved one from your pain.