Navigating breast cancer – no matter your age or life stage – is something no one can prepare you for. The mix of emotions, like confusion, fear, and overwhelm, can paralyze the diagnosed person to a feeling of numbness, as told by Dulci Edge, breast cancer survivor.
And although, as loved ones of those affected, we can never truly understand how it feels to undergo this experience, we can stand with them and assist them in genuine ways where they feel truly seen and supported. It can be tricky, though, because often times, we turn to self-coping mechanisms to endure the painful thought of potentially losing that person. However, despite our thoughts + actions being well-intentioned, they’re not always the most helpful. Fortunately, Dulci has provided wonderful words of wisdom on how we can best support our loved ones during this difficult journey.