I am so sorry to read about your son’s
girlfriend, and can appreciate that it is a difficult time for you all. It is
normal for you to feel helpless and scared when things are so uncertain. You
may find that reading about her particular diagnosis will help you prepare for
the future. We have lots of information on our website that will help you both in
practical and emotional ways. It may be helpful for you to read through the
information we have about being there for someone: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help.
You may find it will help you to support both your son
and his girlfriend.
Of course, no two
people’s experiences are ever the same and you will have your own ways of
talking and providing comfort within your family. Sometimes, just being there
for someone is all you can do, and being strong and allowing someone else to
experience and feel all of their emotions can be more helpful than you’ll ever
know. If your son would like to speak to someone outside of the family, he
could always call our Support Line. We’re not trained counsellors but we can
listen and provide some emotional support during this difficult time.
If you would like
to talk about things in more detail please call our Free phone Support Line on
0800 090 2309, or drop us a line via Web Chat: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help
Marie Curie Support Line