And in Health

A Guide for Couples Facing Cancer Together

By Dan Shapiro
(Trumpeter, Paperback, 9781611800173, 233pp.)

Publication Date: May 14, 2013

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Here are engaging and digestible lessons for couples navigating the life changes brought about by a cancer diagnosis. Dan Shapiro draws on his more than twenty-five years of clinical work as a health psychologist who has researched and worked with couples facing cancer, and on his own experiences of being both the patient (having and beating Hodgkin's lymphoma in his twenties) and the supporter/advocate (when his wife was diagnosed with breast cancer) to weave together insights on facing cancer while maintaining a strong relationship. "And in Health" gives advice in short lessons on the main areas of concern or conflict that can come from life with cancer--from diagnosis to treatment and life post-treatment.
Topics include:
- How to forge yourselves into a powerful team and avoid common conflict points
- Dealing with physicians and getting the best care possible, along with tips for navigating the medical world
- Strategies for coping with the emotions that can interfere with your relationship--anger, mood swings, spouse fears, and depression
- Distinguishing between supportive and draining people in your lives, and learning to invite and accept help
- Opening to new types of intimacy and making peace with dependence.



About the Author
Dan Shapiro is the CEO and cofounder of Glowforge, a startup that's creating the first 3D laser printer. Dan's also the primary turtle wrangler at Robot Turtles, LLC, a company created when he accidentally launched the bestselling boardgame in Kickstarter history. Dan spent the previous two years leading a Google subsidiary that operates comparison shopping products. Shapiro landed at Google when they bought his previous company, comparison shopping website Sparkbuy. Before Sparkbuy, Shapiro was founder and CEO of Photobucket Inc. (formerly Ontela).Dan's been featured on NPR, the Wall Street Journal, and on the front page of the New York Times. His game, Robot Turtles, can be purchased everywhere from Target to MOMA. He is a mentor for the Founder's Institute, 500 Startups, and Techstars. He has been awarded eleven US patents, and received his B.S. in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College.
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