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Season 4 Episode 13: When Life Throws a Curveball

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This week Mary and Alex reflect on an article written by a woman who left her fiance when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor because, in her words, “I knew the future we had planned out was over.”

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Episode Links

I Dumped My Man Because He Has Cancer. Now I'm Running in His Honor

Woman Reveals Broke Fiancé Recovering Brain Surgery

Danielle Epstein: Londoner left partner Jelle Fresen because his cancer was ‘damaging my mental health’ | PerthNow

"How to remain single forever": Danielle Epstein slammed over London marathon fundraiser after abandoning cancer-stricken boyfriend

Leaving my boyfriend after his cancer diagnosis was the best thing for both of us

Woman who left fiancé because he had cancer ended their relationship while he was in hospital

Episode Highlights

  • Intro [0:13]

  • Welcome Back! [1:25]

  • Unexpected break [2:05]

  • Alex’s disclaimer [2:50]

  • Danielle and Jelle’s story [3:55]

  • It’s not about you! [6:30]

  • In sickness and in health [6:40]

  • Me, myself, and I [7:00]

  • Caregivers [8:04]

  • Seeking validation [9:05]

  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs [10:10]

  • Ann-Forest’s story [11:30]

  • Change in life’s trajectory [12:55]

  • Mental Health Awareness [15:35]

  • Negative response [17:33]

  • You can do both! [19:02]

  • Benefits of caregiving [20:35]

  • Divorce rate [23:28]

  • Oops! Lost the video, but still have sound! [24:23]

  • Video is back! [24:46]

  • LOVE [26:06]

  • Michael J. Fox [27:45]

  • We just don’t get it. [29:52]

  • Thanks for listening! [32:49]

Summary Keywords

Podcast, Spotify, Anchor, research, advocacy, brain cancer, caregiver, empathy, commitment

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