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Guest Post: What Do You Say To A Best Friend Who Has Cancer?

Published: October 11, 2021 | Last Updated: October 11, 2021 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading
Guest Post: What Do You Say To A Best Friend Who Has Cancer?

My only clue was that my best friend had started detailing eating healthier foods in our almost daily email correspondence. She called on a Wednesday evening to tell me she had breast cancer and was having a mastectomy on Friday.

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Having a disagreement with a friend who gets diagnosed with a serious illness

Published: May 15, 2015 | Last Updated: May 15, 2015 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

When a friend gets diagnosed with a serious illness, it has a way of changing your outlook.

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Dealing with a needy friend when you have cancer

Published: July 16, 2014 | Last Updated: March 17, 2016 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

When a needy friend tries too hard to be helpful, you may need to set boundaries and take care of yourself.

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Friendship: In Sickness and In Health

Published: October 9, 2012 | Last Updated: October 11, 2021 By | 20 Replies Continue Reading
Friendship: In Sickness and In Health

I was close friends with a woman for several years. Six months ago, she abruptly ended the friendship. Two months prior to the end of the friendship, I was going through cancer radiation treatments and could not devote the time and energy to her that she seemed to need to feel satisfied with the friendship.

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Online Resource: What to tell to a friend who has cancer

Published: November 17, 2011 | Last Updated: January 6, 2016 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Some women are so uncomfortable speaking to a friend who has recently been diagnosed with cancer that they respond with avoidance. It’s unfortunate for each of them and for the friendship. The person who was just diagnosed may be struggling with a host of feelings, emotions, and practical problems. Having close friends to count upon […]

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Diagnosed With Breast Cancer and Feeling Depressed? Don’t Isolate Yourself

Published: June 20, 2011 | Last Updated: October 11, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
Diagnosed With Breast Cancer and Feeling Depressed? Don’t Isolate Yourself

Being treated for breast cancer can be physically and emotionally tough to endure; social supports can be a lifesaver.

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Another reason why cancer sucks~

Published: February 1, 2011 | Last Updated: November 23, 2013 By | 18 Replies Continue Reading

A woman talks about the isolation from friends that often accompanies a cancer diagnosis.

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Friendship by the Book: Giveaway and Q & A with Gail Caldwell

Published: September 25, 2010 | Last Updated: October 17, 2020 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gail Caldwell’s beautiful book, Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship (Random House, 2010), breaks new ground in allowing readers to understand the depths of a close female friendship and the pain associated with a sudden and untimely loss.

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Friendship by the Book: Let’s Take The Long Way Home

Published: August 16, 2010 | Last Updated: July 5, 2021 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

It’s rare that I simply gush over books but I fell in love with Gail Caldwell’s newest book: Let’s Take The Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship.

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On losing a best friend – Friendship Day, August 2, 2009

Published: August 2, 2009 | Last Updated: August 13, 2009 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

The connection between two friends is often indescribable. It just feels right whenever you are together. When I met Rita, I was an eleven-year-old awkward adolescent.  She was a poised, charming and strikingly attractive kindergarten teacher who chose me as the fifth-grade “monitor” to make sure that all the kids in her class stood in […]

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