By Meghan Fitzgerald

People reports that Angelina Jolie has undergone a double mastectomy due to a high risk of breast cancer. Jolie wrote a piece, “My Medical Choice” on NYTimes.com, and the following was included: “My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.” Husband, Brad Pitt, was there at every step of the way, according to Jolie.

How do you help your partner through a serious health condition?

Cupid’s Advice:

If your partner is truly sick, they cannot help themselves, and it’s your responsibility be there for them. Cupid has some more advice:

1. Doctors appointments: If your mate has a serious health condition, it is probable that they will need to attend numerous doctor appointments. Doctors’ offices can be threatening and scary, especially is you are ill. To make your partner feel safe and sound, go with them to their appointments. You will be there every step of the way, and it shows your beau how much you care.

2. Family: With a serious health condition, family is usually constantly wondering how the person ill is doing. Instead of your partner returning phone calls, emails, texts, responding to Facebook status’s and messages — take care of it. You make the phone calls and tell their family how they’re doing. It takes stress off of your mate if they don’t have to reach back to someone every twenty minutes.

3. Personal wants: When those are ill, they may want certain things. Soup, cheesy eighties movies, a snuggle bug, a chocolate cake, a back rub; you name it. Get your mate whatever they want. Whether it be a massage or caviar, they have a serious health condition and want something. Fulfill that wish and attempt to make them the slightest bit happier.

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