When the going gets tough: How to cope with life-changing illness in relationships

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For many couples, learning to manage the disease itself helps them to feel stronger and better equipped to deal with life's other trials and tribulations. Here are six tips to help you cope.

1 - Be honest and open

The key to a happy and healthy relationship, whether it's long-term or new, is being able to communicate effectively.

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