Why is it important to be empathetic with a loved one who has cancer?
The more social support people have while going through a crisis, they better able they are to cope.
To be empathetic means you are making an effort at a level others haven’t, that you are taking time to understand because you care. You’re opening up the channel of communication and building rapport and a greater level of trust with your loved one battling cancer. With that trust, your loved one is more likely to share deep feelings. In turn, that supportive relationship may help your loved one better handle the crisis at hand.