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Some say that the divorce rate for chronically ill people is 75% versus the 50% rate for the normal population.6 This statistic may not be agreed upon by all but the divorce rate for chronically ill people is higher than normal.

There are 70,000 cancer survivors between the ages of 17-44 years old and many of them probably planned to date and marry before cancer derailed them.

This realization often causes fear, anger, sadness and helplessness.

Research on marriage has revealed four communication patterns that lead to divorce.

John Gottman dubbed these, The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

In the Journal, Cancer, they followed married and co-habitating women with cancer five years after recovery to see how the quality of their marriage affected them. Women in distressed relationships recovered more slowly and had more side-effects from treatment.