Issues for family members and other loved ones:  Pain can affect the whole family.  It’s upsetting for family and friends to know a loved one is in pain.  In some cases, a person living with pain may become irritable and this may strain family relationships.  Social support during this time is important for family members, especially spouses and partners.  Hospitals and other organizations offer support programs for spouses, partners, family members and other loved ones.

Source:  Susan G. Komen  2019