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Published: 14 March 2008

80 Pages

ISBN: 9780195342918

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Coping with Breast Cancer

Workbook for Couples

Sharon L Manne and Jamie S Ostroff

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As a couple coping with early stage breast cancer, it is important that you face the stresses and challenges together. To support each other during this difficult time, you and your partner may benefit from enhancing your relationship and stress management skills. This six-week, couples-focused group program will help you and your partner become an effective coping "team."
Use this workbook in conjunction with group therapy to strengthen your relationship, and learn how to better support and communicate with one another. Also learn to strengthen emotional intimacy by taking the time to discover each other's needs and engaging in "wish list" activities to bring you closer together. Relaxation techniques help you and your partner manage stress so you are better able to deal with the challenges of cancer. The group format provides a supportive environment and gives you a chance to learn from other couples dealing with similar issues.


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