I need some advice on how to best help him. We're both 24, so it's not really something expected. We've been together about two years, and are moving to another state in a few weeks for my boyfriend's job. Since he just found out about the diagnosis, we don't know how bad it is. If it hasn't spread, it will be a simple surgery and that's it, but if it's spread, that will obviously be a different matter.
Has anyone been through this? It's killing me to watch him, he's so worried and so down about it, and I don't know how to be there for him. The thing is, he told me he doesn't want to talk about it, but then he'll just say to me "I'm scared about my dad!" with these puppy dog eyes. I've just been telling him how sorry I am, to tell me if there's anything I can do to make this easier on him, and holding him. But frankly, it all just feels f*cking pathetic. He and his dad aren't very close, so I think he's going to experience some feelings of guilt at some point too, because he's expressed that to me once before. I should also mention that his parents are on the other side of the country from us, and the state we're moving to isn't going to be any closer.
Thanks in advance.