It's Hard To Be Patient in Sclero Forums (MAIN) Posted April 4, 2007 Hey, Paul, it is so good to hear from significant others who are so supportive of their partners' conditions. There are several other people on the forum who are in the same boat and I congratulate all of you for caring. One thing you mention is your struggle with whether she needs to cry or be strong--the answer is, of course, yes. Sometimes we need to cry AND sometimes we need to be strong. The key in supporting effectively is that she is the one who gets to decide. Be there for her. And I am sure you will be.