Constructive Relationships Can In the Recovery After A TBI
One of the most important factors in recovery after a traumatic brain injury is good strong relationships with the people closest to the victim of a TBI or head injury. Unfortunately, the strain on relationships after a traumatic brain injury can devastate a relationship and many times cause irreparable damage to the self-esteem and confidence of the victim recovering from a traumatic head injury. Making it more difficult for the victim to recover from a traumatic brain injury and weakening the desire of the victim to better themselves through the long and arduous journey of therapy and treatment needed after a TBI.
The toll of seeing the victim in their new and more vulnerable state may cause old-time friends to distance themselves from the head injury victim. The constant care and attention that make up the treatment needed after a TBI may damage already strained relations between lovers or spouses. A traumatic brain injury can have more than one victim as once close relations can fray and dissolve in the ensuing wake of a severe head injury.
A positive relationship at this troubling and ambiguous time in an already bewildered and agitated victim of severe head injury can be the feather that tips the scale in the recovery efforts. The companionship and positive reinforcement that a loving and supportive companion can offer someone in this weakened and uncertain stage of their life is what is going to make the difference in their recovery. It is what will give them the will that they may lack or find the drive that may be hard to grasp in uncertain days of weakness and hopelessness.
Lending an ear or assisting a friend or loved one after a traumatic brain injury can help the person sort out their problems and put solutions in perspective. Positive feedback about the recovery and efforts made can create an idea of where the victim may need to concentrate more efforts in order to improve their recovery.