After an exciting night at the Emmys, Modern Family star Sofia Vergara had every reason to celebrate.  Her show won three awards including Outstanding Comedy Series, and her family flew all the way from Colombia to be with her on her special night.  But for Vergara, the night was incomplete without her leading man, Nick Loeb, a businessman and former Florida Senate candidate.  Access Hollywood reports that Loeb has been hospitalized since last week after he was involved in a serious car accident.  “He’s not going to be good to go for a long time, but I miss him,” said Vergara.What should you do if your partner is sick?

Cupid’s Advice:

While it can be scary when a partner gets sick or injured, it is also the perfect opportunity to show him how much he means to you.  Cupid has some ideas on what to do if your partner is sick:

1. Help him heal: When a partner gets sick, whether it’s a cold or something more serious, it can help you realize how important he is to you.  Show him how much you care by taking steps to help him get better.  Stop by the pharmacy, make him soup, and drive him to the doctor’s office.  Helping him through a tough time will make your bond even stronger.

2. It’s the thought that counts: It’s easy to feel helpless when a partner is sick, especially when you’ve already done everything you can to ease his suffering.  Do something thoughtful for him, even if it doesn’t help even if it doesn’t technically stop a runny nose or soothe a sore throat.  Try watching his favorite movie with him (even if you hate it) to make him feel better.

3. You’re not alone: If your partner has a serious illness or injury, let other people help.  Friends and family can take lessen your burden by helping to care for your mate and by giving you much-needed emotional support.