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Connection and community

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Connection with others is vital. It gives you a network of people that you can trust and feel a sense of belonging with. If you’re living with MS, connection and community remain as important as ever.

If you or someone close to you is living with MS, community support is a wonderful way to connect with others in a meaningful way. Get mutual support from other people in the community and make friends in the process.


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If you or someone in your family has been diagnosed with a neurological condition, it can change the dynamic of your relationships. For example, parents may become more reliant on their children.

While these changes can be challenging, family support is crucial. Working together, you and your family can share your feelings and experiences and work through changes as a unit. Find a range of resources for families, including tips for parents.

Sexuality and personal relationships

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MS can lead to a range of symptoms that can make sexual relationships more difficult. This can include primary and secondary MS symptoms. If you’re experiencing sexual issues, don’t feel embarrassed. There are plenty of steps you can take to improve intimacy and desire, which all start with open communication with your partner and healthcare provider.

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