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The Loneliest Season
The Loneliest Season "The truth is I was so lonely I was worried I was going crazy. At night, I would close my eyes and silently speak to the husband who no longer existed," writes caregiver Abby Maslin.
What Happens to Relationships After Brain Injury?
What Happens to Relationships After Brain Injury? Strategies to overcome feelings of loneliness and isolation, and to rebuild or create new relationships.
How Can TBI Affect Marriage?
On April 24, 2009, BrainLine had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Kreutzer and Dr. Stejskal to talk about their work with people with traumatic brain injury and their families. Produced by Victoria Tilney McDonough and Brian King. Transcript of this video.
How Can TBI Affect Marriage? Hear what two family therapists have to say.
Building Relationships and Overcoming Loneliness
Building Relationships and Overcoming Loneliness A brain injury doesn't mean you have to be alone. Take this self-assessment and learn skills to connect with people.
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Forever Seeking "Normal"
Forever Seeking "Normal"
Find out why this writer with TBI thinks "brain injury is no gig for sissies."
Lee Woodruff Speaks on Supporting Intimate Relationships
Lee Woodruff (co-author of In an Instant: A Family's Journey of Love and Healing) talks about her experience with her husband, ABC News Anchor Bob Woodruff, who sustained a brain injury while reporting in Iraq. Transcript of the video. From the Wounded Troops and Partners: Supporting Intimate Relationships Conference, 2008. Sponsored by the Morehouse School of Medicine Center of Excellence for Sexual Health, Disabilities, Chronic Conditions and Sexual Health Program. Http://cesh.msm.edu.
Lee Woodruff Speaks on Supporting Intimate Relationships
A funny and frank talk about the challenges and joys of intimacy after a TBI.
Healing Your Marriage After Brain Injury
Healing Your Marriage After Brain Injury
Marriage issues post-TBI? Read these experiences of others and take a quiz.
Promo Graphic: Brain Basics - 3D Model of Brain Injury
Promo Graphic: Identifying and Treating Concussion, free online course
Promo Graphic: Brainline Military: TBI/PTSD Information and Resources

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. Each year there are a reported 1.7 million brain injuries in the United States, and an estimated 5.3 million Americans — about 2 percent of the U.S. population — currently have a long-term or lifelong need for help with everyday activities due to TBI. Most brain injuries are mild and are also known as concussions. Usually people recover from a concussion in a matter of weeks but sometimes symptoms can persist. BrainLine.org, a free educational website, provides authoritative information about brain injury symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. For people living with a brain injury, their families, and professionals in the field, BrainLine also offers an online community of support through our social networking sites.

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