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What’s the best advice you have for spouses or partners after a spinal cord injury?

What’s the best advice you have for spouses or partners after a spinal cord injury?

Terrie Price, PhD

Neuropsychologist/Director of Neuropsychology and Family Services, Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, Missouri

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The main thing that I talk about it is the importance of communication. We all know that communication is an important aspect of any relationship, but it does require more talking now than it did before—talking about what we’re thinking, what we ... Show More

The main thing that I talk about it is the importance of communication. We all know that communication is an important aspect of any relationship, but it does require more talking now than it did before—talking about what we’re thinking, what we want to do, what we’re observing. And that can be scary; many times individuals are afraid to talk to their individual for fear that it will come across wrong. Sometimes there’s a tendency to treat the individual as fragile emotionally, when really what that individual wants to know is what is going on, what the individual is thinking. So it requires a different level of communication.

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What’s the best advice you have for spouses or partners after a spinal cord injury?

Terrie Price, PhD

Neuropsychologist/Director of Neuropsychology and Family Services, Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, Missouri

More Videos by Terrie Price
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The main thing that I talk about it is the importance of communication. We all know that communication is an important aspect of any relationship, but it does require more talking now than it did before—talking about what we’re thinking, what we want to do, what we’re observing. And that can be scary; many times individuals are afraid to talk to their individual for fear that it will come across wrong. Sometimes there’s a tendency to treat the individual as fragile emotionally, when really what that individual wants to know is what is going on, what the individual is thinking. So it requires a different level of communication.

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