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Tips to Bring You and Your Partner Closer

Posted Jan 14 2009 8:22pm

Personal Relationships

Tips to Bring You and Your Partner Closer

Information found here is in the October edition of the MS LifeLines® eNewsletter
Physical relationships play a huge role in life, but all too often they're put on back burner by people with relapsing MS says Patricia Kennedy, nurse practitioner and patient education specialist for The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis. Patricia says that while relapsing MS can interfere with the way you express closeness, it certainly doesn't mean you can't have a satisfying, physical relationship with your partner.
Patricia offers several strategies for balancing your MS with your personal relationships: First and foremost is communication. "Talking to your partner is key." If you are open and honest about your feelings, you can address concerns, clear up misperceptions and ultimately become closer. If you have trouble expressing yourself, Patricia suggests writing letters to each other, which can be a "safer way" to get the conversation started.
Learn 4 more strategies that Patricia recommends to help you and partner. You can also view a webevent that she participated in about MS and Personal Relationships. The webevent features an in-depth discussion of the topic and real-life advice and insight from MS LifeLines ® Ambassadors.

Connect with Your Peers
To talk directly with other MS LifeLines Ambassadors about relationships, taking Rebif ® (interferon beta-1a) therapy, or other issues related to living with relapsing MS, discover our new Peer Connection Program. This unique program lets you speak one-on-one with an Ambassador who will listen to your concerns and share his or her experience.
Keeping in Balance
Find out more ways that can help you live well and keep your MS in balance.
Support Every Step of the Way
MS LifeLines, is a free support service designed to help you start and stay on Rebif therapy today, and every step of the way. Our mission is to offer connections, understanding, and support to people on or considering Rebif, and the family and friends who care for them. We can help answer your questions about relapsing MS and make treatment with Rebif as easy as possible. Call us at a 1-877-447-3243 or visit MS LifeLines.
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