Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Bill of Rights for wives and partners

From the "His Prostate Cancer" website- Bill of rights for wives and partners

  • Cry as often as you need to but look for humor everyday.

  • Worry all you want but know that it won’t change a thing.

  • You can be a tower of strength and still fall apart.

  • You don’t always have to know the right thing to say.

  • Accept that you will never be the perfect wife/partner.

  • Forgive yourself for making mistakes.

  • On days when you have nothing to give, know that it will be enough.

  • Take care of yourself and don’t feel guilty about it.

  • Give yourself permission to forget about prostate cancer for a day.

  • Hate the disease but always love the man.

  • Grieve what you’ve lost and celebrate what you’ve got left.

  • Let go of the illusion that you can handle this alone.

  • When the burden is too heavy, give it to God.