Re: [MOL] Marital Compromises and values [13240] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Marital Compromises and values



Sounds like a very interesting story. Yet another positive aspect of the
journey.
Christine


At 09:34 PM 27/07/98 -0700, you wrote:
>Dear Lil,  
>I do believe  Barb and I have found a method for compromise to the point
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>where we still have disagreements, but it is on a level of maturity and
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>respect between a man and a woman, and a husband and spouse. It wasn't
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>always like that, until Barb was diagnosed. We have had numerous
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>consultations with psychologists to change negative beliefs to positive
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>attitudes which also included marital stress since we were partners in a
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>business for 20 years.  Much had to be addressed, and since that
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>occurred, we have had a renewed marriage, relationship which includes
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>looking forward to each day with my beloved partner.  I would love to
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>share with you and anyone else how this miracle, the miracle of life and
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>living as a result of cancer occurred.
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>
>
>God Bless
>
>marty auslander
>
>
>
>lillian jennings wrote:
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>> 
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>> Very good message dear bro.; but how not to bicker and argue is the secret
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>> passage that we need to know also.  Not that my husband and I bicker or
argue.
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>> LOL!  Actually is is rare; because with cancer I've learned that he is more
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>> important than any silly argument over nothing.  Thanks your sis, Lillian
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>> 
>
>> Martin Auslander wrote:
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>> 
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>> > Another good article abstracted from Womans World Magazine issue June
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>> > 28, 1998.
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>> >
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>> > "Fighting with your spouse can lower your immunity, according to a
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>> > recently published study. Wives had higher levels of
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>> > immunity-suppressing stress hormones in theeir system when their
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>> > arguments with their husbands and vice versa were the least
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>> > constructive. Negative behavior, such as criticing each other and
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>> > denying responsibility for problems, seemed most harmful to womens
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>> > health."
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>> >
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>> > On a personal note and experience, I have found the article to be true
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>> > as a result of the numerous interviews of those survivors in my cancer
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>> > support group and in the chemotherapy department of our hospital for
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>> > journals I have been logging and writing for future reference. One of
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>> > the questions I had asked was "were you under any toxic stress prior to
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>> > your diagnosis?" In the majority of the replies the answer was yes and
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>> > the reason being, marital concerns and arguments.
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>> >
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>> > The article does not give any suggestions how to avoid the disagreements
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>> > or arguments. But, I also have learned a number of ways to avoid just by
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>> > experience of those that were interviewed. The arguments if continued
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>> > after diagnosis and during therapy for cancer will inhibit and limit the
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>> > healing process. AS for the suggestions, I can only share my experiences
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>> > from personal opinion, as I am not a psychologist and marital counselor.
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>> > But the issue is important, it is relevant to cancer, and it must be
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>> > addressed and overcome.
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>> >
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>> > Have a great day all and God Bless
>
>> > marty
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