You and your partner:  Navigating an MBC diagnosis with your spouse or partner can sometimes strain your relationship.  Where there’s worry, there may be stress, anxiety, and breakdowns in communication.  But there’s also the opportunity to work together and forge a new kind of strength and closeness.  You may want to:  Set aside regular times to talk and check in.  Good communication is essential to partnership.  Find ways to support and unburden your partner.   Be open about intimacy-any concerns are normal and common.  Consider couples counseling.  You may need help navigating this new chapter.  Get helpful insights and tips on communicating with your partner.

Source:  NCI  2019