2. Select 6 words that best describe this person, your relationship with them and how they make you feel.
- Get me down
- Get on my nerves
- Helps me
- Hard work
- Gives me a hard time
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Think of a person in your world. Choose the words that best describe this person, your relationship with them and how they make you feel.
|Positive words||Negative words|
GET ME DOWN
GET ON MY NERVES
GIVES ME A HARD TIME
Feedback: if you chose mostly positive words
It looks as though you have good relationships with this person. That’s great it’s important to have supportive people around us.
Has your relationship with these people always been so good? Understandably, we often concentrate on the negative impact of stroke but in some circumstances it can strengthen relationships and bring people closer together.
Feedback 2: if you chose some positive and negative words
It looks as though your relationship with this person has some good and bad points. Think about the words you used to describe these relationships; could these relationships be improved?
Has your stroke had an impact on this relationship? Before your stroke would you have picked different words to describe this relationship, how have things changed?
Feedback 3 : if you chose mostly negative words
Your relationship with this person doesn’t look too great; is this surprising to you?
Is this since your stroke or was it a difficult relationship before? Do they know how you feel – have you tried talking to them? Communication is really important in all relationships. See the section on Talking and Sharing for some tips and advice.