In Sickness And In Health: Helping Your Partner Through The Big Stuff

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You don’t need us to tell you that marriage is a big commitment. With a bit of luck, you realized it before speaking those all important words at your wedding. When you marry someone, you don’t just take the good stuff. You and your partner should become one, and face the world together from that day forward.

Most of the time, this will be a good thing. Sometimes, though, the experience of marriage won’t be such a simple one. When your partner experiences a hard time, you do too. Worse, it’ll fall on you to support them through the struggle. There’s no denying that it’ll be a strain, but you vowed to love them in sickness and health, for richer or poorer. And, here are just three instances where you’ll need to put those words into practice.

Emotionally turbulent times

There are going to be times in their life when your partner experiences some level of turbulence. This could be due to family problems, or your partner’s mental wellbeing. Either way, helping your loved one through an emotional experience is never easy. You can find out more about mastering the art on sites like For the most part, though, you need to be there for them. In most cases, you won’t even have to do anything but listen to how they’re feeling. You may feel a strong urge to pull away from the negative situation but don’t. Anything they go through, you should go through with them. Think about how much worse you would feel if they pulled away from you when you needed them most.

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Health scares

None of us likes to think about putting the sickness and health vow into practice. But, there will more than likely come a time when you have to. It’s frightening to help a partner through a health scare, but it’s what you signed up for, and it’s essential you do. It may be that their health issue is a general one which you can understand from the off. If this is the case, make sure they know that. Or, the pfoblem may be something you have no way of understanding, such as prostate cancer, or something similar. In this instance, make sure to do your research on sites like so that you can offer the same level of support. Make sure, too, to go along to appointments with them. It’s the best way to show that they aren’t going through it alone.

Career changes

Last, but by no means least, you’ll need to help your partner through a career change or two. Of all the issues mentioned, this can be one of the most tempestuous, because it involves money. But, money problems aside, you need to support your partner if they aren’t happy with what they do. Instead of rallying against their leaving secure employment, talk through their reasoning, and let them know you’ll cover them financially. You guys are a team, after all. Make sure you act like one!


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Aprill Coleman is an award-winning beauty, lifestyle and wellness blogger and freelance writer based in Jackson, Mississippi.

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