- Question from jd: My marriage was on rocky ground before I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I actually had planned to ask my husband of 22 years for a divorce last summer, but did not after my diagnosis. After going through three surgeries and chemotherapy, I now feel I am ready to go on by myself. Am I foolish to think I can continue to battle this on my own?
- Answers - Lidia Schapira Of course you're not foolish. Sounds like a difficult situation, and one to which you have given a lot of thought. I cannot give you any advice based on this short paragraph, but certainly you need to follow your instincts and do what you think is best for you.
The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Coping With Your Changing Feelings and Relationships featured Lidia Schapira, M.D. and moderator Jennifer Armstrong, M.D. answering your questions about facing your fears head-on, handling moodiness and depression, diffusing tension with your partner and feeling close without sexual activity, as well as issues of self-image and femininity.
Editor's Note: This conference took place in March 2006.
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