By Meghan Fitzgerald
People.com¬†reports that Angelina Jolie has undergone a double mastectomy due to a high risk of breast cancer. Jolie wrote a article titled¬†“My Medical Choice” on¬†NYTimes.com¬†and explained,¬†“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.” Although Jolie was the one who had the surgery, the procedure did have an¬†affect¬†on¬†both partners in this celebrity couple.¬†According to the actress,¬†her¬†celebrity love¬†Brad Pitt was there at every step of the way.
This celebrity couple supports each other no matter what.¬†What are some ways¬†to¬†help your partner through a serious health condition?
If your partner is truly sick, it is sometimes hard for them to help themselves. Cupid has some relationship¬†advice on how to follow in celebrity couple Pitt and Jolie’s footsteps and¬†create a¬†support system for your partner:
1. Take them to doctor’s 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 scary, especially if¬†you are ill. To make your partner feel¬†comfortable, go with them to their appointments. You will be there every step of the way, and it will show your beau how much you care.
2. Communicate with their family:¬†With a serious health condition, family is usually wondering how the person is doing. Instead of your partner returning phone calls, e-mails, texts, and more,¬†you can¬†take care of it. It takes stress off of your mate when¬†they don’t have to reach back to someone every twenty minutes.
3. Make them comfortable:¬†When people are feeling sick, they may want certain things to make them feel better. It can be soup, cheesy 80’s¬†movies, a snuggle bug, a chocolate cake, or a back rub. Try to accommodate your partner with¬†what they want. Whether it be a massage or caviar, try to fulfill that wish and attempt to make them the slightest bit happier.
Do you have any relationship advice on helping a partner who is ill?¬†Share below.