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What You Need to Know When Your Partner Has MS

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Couple having a conversation about MS diagnosis.
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Talk about how the diagnosis makes you both feel


Couple talking and drinking coffee.
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Develop a common language


Woman comforting her frustrated girlfriend
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Expect communication to be a challenge


Woman washing the dishes.
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Find ways to help your partner preserve energy


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Observe the impact of external influences


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Take care of yourself


Couple jogging with water bottles.
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Anticipate your partner's needs and avoid pitfalls


Couple at the doctor's office.
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Keep tabs on your partner's whole health, not just the MS


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Weather the highs and lows of a journey with MS


Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich

@LisaEmrich

Living with multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid Arthritis, Lisa Emrich is an award-winning, passionate patient advocate, health writer, classical musician, and backroad cyclist. Her stories inspire others to live better and stay active. Lisa is author of the blog Brass and Ivory: Life with MS and RA and founder of the Carnival of MS Bloggers. Lisa frequently works with organizations in support of better policies, patient-centered research, and research funding.

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