If your colleague has been diagnosed with breast cancer, you may be feeling helpless. You may feel like you don’t know what to say or how to say it. However, simply listening when they feel like talking can be of great help.
You can listen without feeling like you must have all the answers.
When your colleague is talking, it’s important to give them your full attention, listen and acknowledge what they are saying.
Misunderstandings can happen when you assume you know how the other person is feeling. Don't be afraid to ask how your colleague is feeling to show you are listening and being supportive.
Even though people genuinely mean well, you do get tired of them telling you to be positive, because it really is a hard thing to deal with and live with emotionally. BCNA member.
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