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All of us are familiar with the complexities involved in building and maintaining intimate relationships. We have each experienced the self-doubts and personal insecurities that can make meeting new people so difficult. We are also well aware that long-term, committed relationships face significant challenges.
The diagnosis of a chronic, unpredictable illness like MS often adds additional concerns: How will MS affect my closest relationships? When and how will I talk to others about my MS? Will others find me attractive and desirable? Will MS affect my sexual feelings and sexual responses? In this section learn more about the resources available to help answer your questions to these very important personal concerns.
Read Now (.pdf)
A discussion with Rosalind Kalb, PhD. Read more about intimacy and MS.
8 Hours to a Lifetime of Relationship Satisfaction (.pdf)
Tips for Building and Maintaining Intimate Relationships (.pdf)
Sex Ed for Grownups: Initimacy and MS (audio recording & presentation)
Intimacy and Sexuality in MS (.pdf)
MS vs. Good Sex (.pdf)
Talking about Sexual Dysfunction (.pdf)
American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors & Therapists
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Taking the First Steps
Treatments for MS
Employment and Financial Security
Treating Yourself Well
Maintaining Healthy Relationships
Working with Your Doctor
Building and Maintaining Intimate Relationships
Parenting with MS
For Family, Friends and Loved Ones
Glossary of Terms
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If you or someone close to you has recently been diagnosed, access our MS information and resources.
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