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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?

Toby Huston, PhD

Psychologist, Craig Hospital, Colorado

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I think as spouses or parents our inclination is to sacrifice our own needs and put them aside to be there for the person we love. I always talk to people about the metaphor of we’re talking about a marathon here, not a sprint—the only way to pac... Show More

I think as spouses or parents our inclination is to sacrifice our own needs and put them aside to be there for the person we love. I always talk to people about the metaphor of we’re talking about a marathon here, not a sprint—the only way to pace yourself for a marathon is to be taking care of your own needs so that you can be the best help to that person you love. I think that’s the most important piece of advice I give people is to make sure you’re taking care of your own emotional and physical health so you can be there for that person.

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

Toby Huston, PhD

Psychologist, Craig Hospital, Colorado

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I think as spouses or parents our inclination is to sacrifice our own needs and put them aside to be there for the person we love. I always talk to people about the metaphor of we’re talking about a marathon here, not a sprint—the only way to pace yourself for a marathon is to be taking care of your own needs so that you can be the best help to that person you love. I think that’s the most important piece of advice I give people is to make sure you’re taking care of your own emotional and physical health so you can be there for that person.

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