Friendship, Dating and Brain Injury

Based on the severity of their injuries, victims of  TBIs can often have their entire social experience disrupted if not destroyed. Specifically, variable difficulties with behavioral, cognitive, emotional, and/or personality functioning can introduce interpersonal challenges which loved ones, family, friends, and/or society feels ill-equipped to handle.

Frequent thoughts/ questions include:

  • “Is he/she doing that intentionally?”
  • “Is that due to his/her head injury?”
  • “Why is he/she able to do this, but not that?”.

As a result, complex interactions such as friendships and romantic relationships continue to be obstacles for TBI victims. Psychotherapy, cognitive training, and medication management are some options which can help address these problems and allow TBI survivors to enhance their independence and regain a quality lifestyle. Family as well as social education and support remain key variables in promoting improved social functioning.

If you or someone you love needs help with brain injury recovery please contact us today!