Why My Husband is the Strongest Person I Know “The prostate biopsy results show cancer” are words no man is ever prepared to hear. Yet one in six men in the U.S. is diagnosed with the disease every year. My husband Steve happened to be one of them. For several years he didn’t want anyone to know about his diagnosis and treatment. Many men don’t. We quietly weathered the triumphs and tribulations together – no easy feat. A couple of years ago, however, Steve surprised me as he often does, when he made the decision to share his story. When Steve decides to do something he puts everything he has into the effort. He didn’t stop at simply sharing his diagnosis and treatment. He determined to help others by shifting the focus of his consulting business from working with organizations to working with individuals. Now, through our company Solutions for Intimacy, he directs a team of professionals who assist men and couples to live a fulfilling life after prostate cancer. Like anyone who undergoes treatment for cancer, Steve’s prostate cancer diagnosis meant a whole new journey – as individuals and as a couple. Though I always knew my husband was a strong, courageous man with a generous spirit, this diagnosis let me see just how true those qualities are for him. The first part of our journey was focused on treating the disease and getting Steve healthy again. The latter part would prove a test of physical, emotional and mental strength for both of us. We also began to see countless other couples and individuals experiencing the same challenges. As we searched for solutions, we found many dead ends and other frustrated couples who simply could not recover from their own challenges. Fueled by Steve’s tenacity, we were determined to change this. He worked tirelessly, researching resources and talking to health and wellness experts, to develop a solution. Even after recovering from prostate cancer, Steve continues to help me learn new ways to thrive. I marvel at his courage, strength and generous spirit as he uncovers new layers of himself and helps other prostate cancer survivors live a thriving life.