Maintaining Relationships with Family and Friends After TBI and PTSD

Adam talks frankly about his challenges with keeping up with family and friends since his injury; he has good intentions but following through remains difficult.

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I’ve had the same issue with maintaining relationships. I don’t always reach out to family or friends. It’s been 20 years since my severe TBI and I make less and less friends as time goes on, although I have lots of acquaintances. Am becoming more of a loner and I’m fine with that. Perhaps I don’t know how to make friends anymore.

Best wishes to you.

So can you share any idea's on what strategies you are going to use to make yourself do a better job with this? My 24 year old daughter has a TBI from a car accident 8 years ago and I'm trying to get her to be the one to make those calls. I've been doing it for her and setting up get-togethers so she can maintain old and new friendships, but i need to transfer the responsibility to her. Any idea's on how?
It is difficult! After my two TBIs I struggle with Adynamia, which means I can think clearly as to what I NEED to do, but have a very difficult time implementing it. But I keep a positive attitude and cherish those who understand my symptoms. Thank you for this video.
I have tbi and I rely heavily on my calandar on my smart phone. I have alarms set for when I need to take my medicine, I have any events, my kids needing to stay after school etc. My kids and husband know I live by it. If it is not on my calendar, I dont know about it. That being said, I am not very good at keeping up with friends. I have Facebook so I know what is going on in their lives, but making phone calls is really difficult for me.

Nice that you are explaining