Dear Annie: I am a 60-year-old woman and just found out that there’s a small chance I may have uterine cancer. I’m scheduled for additional tests. I haven’t told friends or family because it seems too early to push the panic button. I told my husband, of course, but his response left me hurt and confused. His only reaction was to ask whether our insurance would cover any costs.
At the very least, I could have used a hug or some show of concern. After I told him how much his lack of response hurt me, he apologized and said he was scared, too. He is a great guy, but empathy has never been one of his strong suits.