9) Things to think about

Three ladies engaging in conversation

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  • The people who are important in our lives can alter after a stroke.
  • Following a stroke relationships often change. On occasions they become stronger but often they are put under pressure.
  • It is important that we make the most of our relationships and good communication is often the key.
  • Even relationships we currently see as being difficult can be improved if there is a willingness to sit down and discuss the issues.

Key point

Socialising after a stroke can be a challenge. However, we know that spending time with other people helps our well being so it’s important to make the most of your relationships.