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6/28/2008Dear Lillie, I am having a very difficult time getting my sister to be more positive. I know it must be terrible to know you have a very rare breast cancer but she has always been a pessimistic person and I don,t know how to handle it. The doctor says she has about a 50% chance of reoccurance and she only thinks of the glass as half empty instead of half full. She dwells on this every hour of every day and I'm afraid she is going to loose her mind. I can't get her to think of anything else even trying to get her to a support group. She talks to people but probably makes them feel worse about their own cancer. Can you suggest anything outside of just fighting with her? She is even getting mad and aggitated about everything and doesn't want to even talk to anyone about anything. Please help
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6/29/2008she needs a therapist. it can be particularly hard for a family member to try to change the mind of a relative.

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