Dealing with advanced prostate cancer may change your relationships with family members and friends. Some people find sharing this journey with someone has made them closer. However, others say that the advanced prostate cancer diagnosis has strained their relationship and in some cases been a significant factor in ending the relationship. It really depends on what your relationship was like before the diagnosis and how you both cope with the changes it brings.
An advanced prostate cancer diagnosis can also change roles and responsibilities. You may find you are now taking on new jobs or letting others do things that you did yourself. Adapting to role changes can be hard. Everyone involved can be part of the decision-making.