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Knowledge is Power: Maintaining Healthy Relationships

Maintaining Healthy Relationships

In the early days of dealing with a new diagnosis, the focus tends to be on the disease — what it is, how to manage it, what it will mean for the future. Each person needs to come to terms with it in his or her own way, dealing with the rush of feelings and concerns that this kind of unexpected change can bring.

Fairly soon, however, it becomes clear that the diagnosis of MS affects not only the person who has it, but also the important people in his or her life. In this section, learn how MS can impact family members and discoverstrategiesfor maintaining healthy relationships with people in your personal and professional life.

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MS and Carepartnership - Tips and Inspiration
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MS and Carepartnership - Tips and Inspiration

Carepartnerships in MS thrive through openness in communication, and finding balance through intentional adjustment.

Parents with MS - Tips and Inspiration
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Parents with MS - Tips and Inspiration

Most of us have a picture in our head of what an ideal mom or dad should be like, but parenting comes in all shapes and styles. Children thrive through openness, understanding, love and security -- and you can provide that whether standing up or sitting down. By managing your disease and the symptoms you experience, and paying attention to your overall health and wellness, you are positioning yourself to provide what your child(ren) want and need from you.

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