Loss of good relationships may be one of the greatest casualties of traumatic brain injury. Many survivors describe feeling lonely, isolated, and misunderstood. Old friends often disappear and family members may seem distant or unsupportive.
This essential 35-page guide helps survivors and family members understand how brain injury changes roles, relationships, emotions, and communication. Relationships with friends, family members, co-workers, and acquaintances are covered. Readers learn how to improve old relationships, develop new relationships, and feel better about life through discussion of the following topics:
- What happens to relationships after brain injury.
- How positive relationships help recovery.
- Steps you can take to avoid feeling misunderstood.
- Common missteps in social situations and how to avoid them.
- Knowing the difference between good and bad relationships.
- Fundamentals of good communication.
- How to be positive and show your good side.
- Reaching out to others safely.
- Feeling alone and overcoming loneliness.
- How to avoid doing things that might harm relationships.
- How and where to meet new friends.
- Dating secrets: do’s, and don’ts.