In Sickness and In Health: A Love Story

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Rodale Books, Aug 3, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
What happens when your spouse is no longer the same person you first married? How does marriage change us, and how do we change our marriage?Sometimes marriage seems a shaky proposition at best, and never more so than when the honeymoon fades to reality. For Karen Propp, reality meant knowingly marrying a man who had already undergone a course of radiation for prostate cancer and who, mere weeks before the birth of their son, faces surgery that will compromise his life and their marriage on every level. In this humorous, poignant, well-crafted narrative, we see Karen torn between a growing son and ailing husband. We witness the ups and downs, the love and the loss between a man and a woman as they struggle against but emerge victorious over a very intimate disease.In Sickness and in Health is an honest exploration of the loss and disappointment associated with married life, as well as a love story that shows how a woman is irrevocably changed by the love she shares with her husband, and the depths that love is plumbed by the specter of illness.

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