The Caregiver's Journey

Other Ways TBI May Affect the Family

Spouses and in-laws may disagree about who is the best caregiver or where care should be provided.

If you are experiencing this kind of family conflict, you may need to advocate on behalf of your loved one with TBI to other members of the family.

Keep in mind that every family member involved in this type of conflict loves the family member with TBI and wants the best for him or her.

Remember that everyone is under a great deal of stress. Try to talk openly about each person’s point of view.

Seek professional guidance if you are unable to resolve the issues yourselves.

Caring for your loved one may make existing family issues worse. If you find you are having difficulty with treatment decision making, you can get advice from a member of the healthcare team.