MS & Relationships

MS & Relationships

MS can feel like the uninvited third wheel in a relationship and makes maintaining relationships with friends, family, and romantic partners so much more challenging. It can be so frustrating when those closest don't understand the impact MS has on everyday life. So this month we're focusing on MS and relationships.

Most of all though we want to hear from YOU! How has MS impacted your friendships and relationships? Vote in a poll, participate in our Q&A, or share a story about MS and your relationships.


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By Devin Garlit—November 29, 2016
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By Ashley Ringstaff—August 15, 2014
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By Meghan Pcsolyar—September 24, 2016
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I am almost 25 years of age. I should be out with friends doing the stupid stuff people my age do. Or maybe I should be in school living the life of a dedicated student full of aspirations? I don’t know...

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