Life, Interrupted: Cancer Is Awkward – NYTimes.com

The latest post from Suleika Jaouad, and some good reflections on the awkwardness it brings to relationships. And, like many of us, she has made the transition from feeling ‘hurt by the way my friends have reacted to my news’ to understanding that ‘it’s nearly impossible to summon the “right” words while simultaneously processing the news that someone you love has a life-threatening illness’.

Great concluding observation:

I find myself counseling my friends and family that there is no perfect thing to say — but that they just have to say something.

She has in earlier posts (10 Ways to Help a Friend With Cancer and 10 Things Never to Say to a Cancer Patient) provided good pointers on what and what not to do and say.

Life, Interrupted: Cancer Is Awkward – NYTimes.com.

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