11-20-2012, 04:46 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Re: Girlfriend's mom has cancer...
Yea, it is a good idea to let her figure out how to cope. It's very difficult dealing with the serious family matters such as these, I know from experience. My best friends aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer, and we became almost strangers. Fortunately she was able to get treatment, and my friend slowly got back to his old self. Although in your case it is a relationship, it's still best to just let her know that you are there for her, and willing to talk to her any time.
It's also a good idea to tell her everything will be alright, even though it may not be true, it's still comforting to hear someone you care about speak those words.
Hope all turns out well for you.
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