Relationships & Intimacy
If you have had a brain injury and are in a relationship with a spouse, partner, boyfriend or girlfriend, this page is written for you. If you are single or dating at the moment, we hope you will also find it useful. To avoid repeating the phrase ‘spouse, partner, boyfriend or girlfriend’, we use the term ‘partner’ to cover them all. We suggest both you and your partner read this section to get the most out of it.
Many couples have difficulties after a brain injury. You and your partner have probably been through a lot and have overcome many challenges. Adjusting to life after a brain injury can often feel like being on an unplanned journey without a map! It is not surprising that many relationships come under pressure.
In this section, we explain the common reasons for relationships and intimacy difficulties after a brain injury, we suggest things that may help and where to get further support.
Professional advice can be helpful to some people. We also provide a list of professionals, organisations and websites that offer services and further advice if you need it.