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.

Posted on BrainLine May 27, 2009.
Produced by Victoria Tilney McDonough and Brian King.

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Thanks for the great video. I got a TBI a few years ago, and since then, my marriage has been FUBAR. I am trying to be a good husband/provider, but it’s extremely difficult. My wife informed me a few nights ago that we would no longer be having sex. Isn’t that one of the main reasons for getting married in the first place?

That, and a million other things,cause me to think divorce is in our future. I have been working extra hard (housecleaning, mowing the yard, babysitting,etc.) to prevent that from happening, but only time will tell if we are still married in a few years.

Best of luck to you. Divorce is not the answer. I am still very much involved with my ex husband with TBI/PTSD AND other things. I would encourage you to both be patient and if you can live separately it would be the safest option for her. I sympathize with what you are going through and hope you get better. The main thing, especially when children are involved, don't discredit your spouse's efforts when she is also trying to hold the family up. As women, we are committed to helping our spouses and sometimes sacrifices go unnoticed. It's WE, never I. Your in it together. What you feel is not fair is different, but you both married to make it last. You will get better just remember she is not a doctor and she is trying with you. Patience will be your best friends, don't give up.