Slacker and Steve - OPP: Fell in Love with Terminally Ill (Audio)

September 7, 2016

Photo: Tyler Olson |

Today’s OPP is from Brooke and she needs your help! She has recently re-connected with her old flame in college. Brooke has fallen in love with him, but he just revealed a piece of information that ruins her hope for having a happy ever after. Her boyfriend explained that he has a terminal illness and has no idea how long he has to live. It all depends on how his body reacts to his treatments; it could be two weeks, two months or two years. Brooke is shocked and doesn’t know what to do. She knows that she loved him and that she doesn’t want to go anywhere, but she also doesn’t want to go through the pain of his death. He gave her an opportunity to leave, but she did not know how to respond. Every moment Brooke spends with him, she prepares herself as thinking that it is their last day together. If she does stay with him until he passes away, Brooke thinks that it will be impossible to move on with someone else after he’s gone, but she will feel horrible if she leaves. 


Should she continue to support him, or leave and support herself?