When speaking to someone who has been diagnosed with cancer, it can be challenging to figure out how to approach the subject supportively and respectfully. Licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Marianna Strongin urges you to speak from your heart.
“Rather than using the script that we’ve seen in movies or that we’ve heard other people use, I encourage people to come to the table and say exactly what comes to mind,” she says. For many people, this might mean admitting that you’re not sure what to say. “If you’re somebody who’s afraid to say the right or wrong thing, I’d like you to say that: ‘I’m afraid to say the right or the wrong thing, but I’m here for you.’”Read More