Although you do not want to worry them, it is important to share hard facts of your diagnosis with your adult children. Sharing information with adult children allows them to understand your situation and provide support.
Adult children can provide a strong support system. Don’t be afraid to turn to them for help, and be specific about the role you need them to play.
While your adult children may be by your side to help evaluate options and make decisions, you are in charge of your treatment. Be sure to clearly convey your goals so they can effectively help you and manage their own expectations.
Whether it be a job, home or family of their own, your children are likely balancing a number of priorities in life. Work together to build a schedule that works for both of you.
Open up to your children – not just about love, but also anxiety, sadness and the changing dynamic of your relationship with them and others.