I feel like I'm in a really awkward situation because my stepdad is very ill due to lung cancer that he has been unable to fight, however he doesn't want to let his daughters know just how ill he is. (His oncologist has told him that it's time to get his affairs in order.) I think he feels that he is protecting his daughters by having them think that he's winning the battle. Sadly, he's not, and he and my mom have called in hospice. My mom told me not to tell my stepsisters that he's terminal and will not live much longer. But I feel horrible that I'm in on this knowledge and they aren't. Wouldn't they want to know this so they can plan to spend more time with him? I feel like it's really unfair, and yet it's probably not my place to divulge the truth. Or is it? What would you do? And what if they somehow found out after he's gone that I knew more about his situation than they did? I would feel terrible.
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