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How can I have normal relationships with TBI?

It’s difficult at first to adjust to the problems caused by traumatic brain injury. Even with mild TBI, you may face daily challenges such as difficulty speaking and communicating, memory loss, impulsivity, mood swings, and fatigue.  Dealing with one of these symptoms is hard, but when you have to cope with many symptoms, it can feel overwhelming.

The best thing to do to have better relationships is to take your time! Make sure you are well-groomed and go slowly as you get to know someone. Look  at the person when you speak and remember his/h ere name. Be yourself; but if you find yourself getting agitated, mentally calm yourself down. Avoid talking too much and don’t argue about anything. With time, your social skills will improve and you’ll feel more comfortable in relationships that matter.
 

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