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Other Ways TBI May Affect the Family

Spouses and in-laws may disagree about who is the best caregiver or where care should be provided. If you are experiencing this kind of family conflict, you may need to advocate on behalf of your family member with TBI to other members of the family.

Keep in mind that every family member involved in this type of conflict should always want what’s best for the injured person. Remember that everyone is under a great deal of stress. Try to talk openly about each person’s point of view. Seek professional guidance if you are unable to resolve the issues yourselves.

Caring for someone with a TBI may make existing family issues worse. If you find you are having difficulty with making treatment decisions or managing any aspects of daily life, you can get advice from any member of the healthcare team.