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    Other Care (Psychosocial): I am so grateful for the healing services provided by my local Cancer Support Community. I am enjoying weekly Yoga and occasional survivor lunches sponsored by the Ovarian Cancer Alliance, which are always an inspiration. I also found a great therapist.

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    Celebration (Remission): Just had my 6 month check in with the oncologists and cancer markers indicate I am still in remission. Yay!

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    Loss (Relationship ): A by-product of my cancer journey was the breakdown of my relationship with my new husband. I have learned that major illness changes people, both the person with cancer and those close to them. The good news is that cancer survivorship has given me the gift of choice and the courage to move forward with the life that is best for me.

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    Yew asked a questionOvarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

    Divorce after Cancer, I'm the one who left

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      AlexisJ

      I feel this sweetie!! My husband became distant after my cancer diagnosis. I always worked and was very active. Cancer took that all away from me. I thought we were going to divorce. Somehow we made it through, but many couples do not. Cancer changes people and their spouses do not know how to respond. I hope the best for you!!!

      5 months ago
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      Turner

      I thank you for sharing- I’m in a going on a 10 year relationship with a man I am supposed to marry in 2020 but a week after my 1st round of Chemo something happened and we had 3 weeks of I am not sure what but I think he was trying
      not to show any emotions because he thought that would help me be stronger- he was wrong because I felt he just didn’t care....I feel that sometimes it harder on the family than the ones diagnosed! You have to have emotional support to get you through- stay strong and my prayers are with you!

      4 months ago
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    Yew asked a questionOvarian and Fallopian Tube Cancer

    Divorce after Cancer, I'm the one who left

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      Lynne-I-Am

      Unfortunately health issues in a relationship can bring out the best and worst in people, your husband was not able to handle the “ when the going gets tough” . Thank goodness you stepped up and became “ the tough get going “ . Ending the long term relationship you had must be very difficult, but it serves no purpose to stay in an abusive relationship that is detrimental to your emotional and physical health. A guy who lacks empathy and support is not the guy for you.

      5 months ago
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      Yew

      Kalindra and Lynne-I-Am, thank you both for your support. He is most definitely impacting me negatively - was doing so even when we were dating - I just didn't see it clearly. Ironically it took cancer to give me the self-love to leave him.

      It's going to be hard untangling from this relationship, but I have taken the first step and I have embraced all of you who have commented on my question. In fact, as I write this he is texting me manipulative, angry words, but I feel stronger right now, typing this and knowing you are out there sending support. Thank you.

      4 months ago
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      Molly72

      My husband (ex) had an affair with one of my best friends (ex) while I was in the hospital with my first cancer. This was many years ago.
      It showed me what type of a man he was, and what kind of a friend she was.
      Here I am, still alive, still kicking, and in a good relationship.
      He (ex), is in his just reward--- ashes scattered in the ocean.
      Who knows, or cares where she is.

      So, as others here have said--- move on, start a new life & get better.

      4 months ago