Good idea to divorce, battle alone?


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.

On Wednesday, March 15, 2006, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Coping with Your Changing Feelings and Relationships. Lidia Schapira, M.D. and moderator Jennifer Armstrong, M.D. answered your questions about facing your fears head-on, handling moodiness and depression, diffusing tension with your partner andĀ feeling close without sexual activity, as well as issues of self-image and femininity.

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