Many more people than just the patient are affected when an individual is diagnosed with MS. Caregivers shoulder a portion of the burden, and being the spouse or partner of an MS patient is never easy. And yet, a strong relationship between caregiver/partner and patient can establish a happy and fulfilling life for both parties.
There's nothing quite so satisfying as a happy marriage, but MS and marriage can be a volatile combination. MS is, by nature, extremely unpredictable, not only when looking toward the future, but on a day-to-day basis. It places enormous strains on family life and completely obliterates any sense of normalcy. Both the patient/spouse and…