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How do family relationships change when people in their 30’s-50’s are injured?

How do family relationships change when people in their 30’s-50’s are injured?

Nancy Rosenberg, PsyD

Psychology Clinical Specialist and Director, Peer Mentor Programs, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia

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If you have people injured in their 30’s-50’s, they may be breadwinners, they may be the person that the whole family was relying on financially.  And so there is lots of anxiety about that.   “Now what’s going ... Show More

If you have people injured in their 30’s-50’s, they may be breadwinners, they may be the person that the whole family was relying on financially.  And so there is lots of anxiety about that.   “Now what’s going to happen? He or she may never get back to work, or may not get work in the same capacity, may not make the same kind of money.  How are we going to survive?”  It changes the dynamics a little in the family.  For instance, there might be a wife who didn’t work.  Now she might find herself wanting to go back to work.  And the patients themselves maybe wanting to switch gears in terms of what they did.

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How do family relationships change when people in their 30’s-50’s are injured?

Nancy Rosenberg, PsyD

Psychology Clinical Specialist and Director, Peer Mentor Programs, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Philadelphia

More Videos by Nancy Rosenberg
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If you have people injured in their 30’s-50’s, they may be breadwinners, they may be the person that the whole family was relying on financially.  And so there is lots of anxiety about that.   “Now what’s going to happen? He or she may never get back to work, or may not get work in the same capacity, may not make the same kind of money.  How are we going to survive?”  It changes the dynamics a little in the family.  For instance, there might be a wife who didn’t work.  Now she might find herself wanting to go back to work.  And the patients themselves maybe wanting to switch gears in terms of what they did.

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