And in Health: A Guide for Couples Facing Cancer Together

December 20, 2018 - Comment

Winner of a 2014 National Book Award (Gold Medal) from the Independent Book Sellers of America. Here are engaging and digestible lessons for couples navigating the life changes brought about by a cancer diagnosis. Dan Shapiro draws on his more than twenty-five years of clinical work as a health psychologist who has researched and worked

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Winner of a 2014 National Book Award (Gold Medal) from the Independent Book Sellers of America.

Here are engaging and digestible lessons for couples navigating the life changes brought about by a cancer diagnosis. Dan Shapiro draws on his more than twenty-five years of clinical work as a health psychologist who has researched and worked with couples facing cancer, and on his own experiences of being both the patient (having and beating Hodgkin’s lymphoma in his twenties) and the supporter/advocate (when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer) to weave together insights on facing cancer while maintaining a strong relationship. And in Health gives advice in short lessons on the main areas of concern or conflict that can come from life with cancer–from diagnosis to treatment and life post-treatment.

Topics include:

   * How to forge yourselves into a powerful team and avoid common conflict points
   * Dealing with physicians and getting the best care possible, along with tips for navigating the medical world
   * Strategies for coping with the emotions that can interfere with your relationship–anger, mood swings, spouse fears, and depression
   * Distinguishing between supportive and draining people in your lives, and learning to invite and accept help
   * Opening to new types of intimacy and making peace with dependence

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Comments

Anonymous says:

Guide for couples facing cancer I read this after 16 months of being a caretaker for my wife who had colorectal cancer. There are many helpful suggestions in this book, and I highly recommend reading if you as a couple are facing cancer. One of the best things about the book is Dan Shapiro’s writing style, and his wonderful sense of humor. Don’t miss reading this book if you are dealing with cancer. My wife and I almost have the cancer behind us now, as my wife after months of chemo and an 8 1/2 hour operation at Mayo Clinic…

Anonymous says:

a must read for couples facing cancer This book is a God send and I wish was recommended reading as soon as people facing the possible diagnosis is made. The author touches on every aspect of going through treatment from both the side of the patient and caregiver. He touches on familt, friends, coworkers, privacy, and really everything one can think of. I wish I would have had this book from day one. One thing I also feel people need to know is that he gets people have REAL relationships going in, the good, bad and the ugly…

Anonymous says:

A must read for any couple going through cancer Yes, even though (hopefully) only one of the couple has cancer, they are both affected. This book has down to earth, practical suggestions on how to deal. Most of the topics aren’t discussed by the doctors and nurses – it is how to get through the days and years.

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