What would you do?

March 10, 2008 5:37am CST
My partner recently had a best friend that died of cancer and he is now very angry as his friend never told anyone what was wrong with him and decided to take no action to catch the cancer because it was pratically to late. I have tried to explain to my partner of why his friend might have done this but he will accept no answer. So my question to you all is what would you do if you were the person with the illness? How would you feel if you were the friend or family memeber that didnt know? Many thanks for your replys in advance
3 responses
@BlackBay (584)
• Canada
18 Mar 08
I think for alot of people they do not want to be treated any different from before an illness. In some way people don't want anyone feeling sorry for them. Even though a treminal person could use support along with their family members. Many people also hate dealing with the good-byes..it is just to much for them so they find it easier to go on about life as usual. Everyone is different.I think your partner may feel angry because he couldn't put any closure or show/give support to the friend in their time of need, we sort of feel helpless and a natural reaction to that is anger.
• Malaysia
10 Mar 08
I will do the same and enjoy my last part of live. If I told him/her, he/she will be very sad and you can't enjoy the life as you wanted to be. If they know about you, they'll be panic and you can't control your life anymore.
@mrtimharry (1180)
10 Mar 08
I believe I would keep it quite if it was terminal I don't think I would want my friends to treat me any differently for the last few weeks/months of my life