Multiple sclerosis is a difficult disease to live with. Still with no known cure, sometimes you may find the day-to-day struggle very challenging. But MS patients are not the only ones who live with the disease — friends, family and loved also have to learn how to deal. To help everyone cope better, we’ve put together a list of six tips for patients, families, and loved ones. (source: National MS Society)
1. With or Without MS, Relationships are Not Easy
All relationships require energy and effort to go through up and downs — even without a disease to complicate matters. It is almost inevitable that multiple sclerosis (MS) will add to the challenge. Recognizing that MS affects the whole family is the first step to coping with MS in personal interactions. Many times, learning to live with the disease brings spouses, families, and friends closer together. It is important to never compare families and relationships to your own, under any circumstance.