Dating after tbi
There are different degrees of brain injury severity, and milder injuries such as concussions do not always result in significant or long-term relationship changes.
However, after severe, moderate, or complicated-mild brain injury, both survivors and their spouses or partners must often change many parts of their lives.
I've been dating somebody with TBI for about 2 months now.
In the beginning, he explained his accident and the long term damage that he received from it which is the inability to multitask, however he was functional in every other way and ready to move on with a stronger outlook on life. He wasn't ready to find a committed relationship, but after a week of dating, he dropped everyone else he was dating to have one with me anyways because it just felt right.
The best thing is to keep at it and learn from your not so successful moments. My advice to those who also have a TBI be patient and don't rush into a relationship.
There is also a frustration of why you may not have the same skills as those in your age group. Sep 28th, 2016 pm I've had a TBI going on 21 years now.We have this amazing connection and quickly fell in love with each other. Since then he's had the tendency to close up and have the urge to run away.He's frustrated with the idea that he can't be the person he once was.He tells me that I'm not a source of stress for him, that I'm comforting in fact, but that having a relationship is an extra thing he has to process.That much he's figured out a week and a half ago as he was contemplating about whether to run away again or not.