Recently, I visited an elderly family friend, who was just diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She decided to have surgery, despite her advanced age, in the hopes that she might gain more time to finish some of her projects. Her family was distraught. They could not fathom her positive attitude in the face of her diagnosis. To some degree, she simply didn’t want to know about her disease. She just wanted to hear that she might live several years longer.
Mary talked to me about a relationship with her new boyfriend. She described his lack of communication, his rigidity, and his... Read More