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Multiple Sclerosis Information and Insight for Friends and Family

Has someone that you care about been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS)? MS is a complicated disease that touches all parts of a person's life, including relationships. Learn about MS and what you can do to support the person with MS in your life.

How does my MS impact my kids? (Part 1)
There are many families in which one of the parents is affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). Learn how children can be affected by MS in the family and some tips to help.

Things NOT to Say to People with Multiple Sclerosis
Sometimes, the most well-meaning people say the wrong things. Here are some tips on things not to say to people with multiple sclerosis.

Gifts NOT to Give to People With Multiple Sclerosis
Most people love to give and receive presents. However, if the person who you are giving a gift to has multiple sclerosis (MS), there are a couple of tips to keep in mind to keep the experience positive and make the gift a welcome one.

What Does It Feel Like to Have Multiple Sclerosis?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) feels different for everyone, both physically and emotionally. This article is my attempt to communicate how MS affects me in a way that others can understand.

My mom has MS. Is she going to die from it?
Family members of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) have many questions about the prognosis of their loved ones, especially life expectancy. Learn some reassuring facts about MS and life expectancy.

My husband has MS and doesn’t want to have sex anymore. Why and what c
Multiple sclerosis can cause sexual dsyfunction in men. These problems range from a loss of libido to more the inability to have an erection. Treatment and therapies exist for many of these problems. Through open communication and a proactive mindset, MS-related sexual problems can often be overcome.

My wife has MS and doesn't want to have sex anymore. Why not and what can I do?
Multiple sclerosis can cause sexual dysfunction in women. These problems range from difficulty achieving orgasm to loss of libido. Treatment and therapies exist for many of these problems. Through open communication and a proactive mindset, MS-related sexual problems can often be overcome.

Marriage and MS
Marriage and multiple sclerosis can present special challenges. Symptoms, changes in roles, sexual problems and other factors can put a strain on marriages. Open, honest communication and good planning can remove much of this stress.

Help a Person Having a Relapse
A multiple sclerosis relapse can be a very difficult period for a person with MS. You can help your friend or family member by talking, helping with chores and just being there. Your help and reassurance can be invaluable at this time.

How does my MS impact my kids? (Part 2)
There are many families in which one of the parents is affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). Learn about the affects of MS on children and how to avoid some of the problems.

Talking About Multiple Sclerosis with Little Kids
Every family affected by multiple sclerosis must make the decision on when and how to share the facts of the disease with the children. I believe the best that anyone can do is talk to children about serious issues calmly and with love.

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