A couple’s relationship dynamic changes after an enormous life event occurs and though this is not what either party may have planned for, partners can choose to become carers for their loved ones. Learning to love each other through the dramatic change within the relationship can be confusing due to the new dynamic of perhaps a more friends than lover’s paradigm, working colleagues rather than frisky youngsters but this is not to say that the love is non the less. It can only happen when the two individuals choose to embrace this overwhelming change one moment at a time, taking the necessary steps to “grow” with each other. Communication at that time is beyond vital and essential if the relationship is to succeed; with both parties willing and able to speak and listen to one another with intense presence, honesty, patience, and compassion.
In such circumstances, growth is inevitable but takes work.
However, cultivating a connection that outlasts the pain is not always easy and both participants must be actively willing to nurture it through unconditional emotional support. Finding new activites that you and your partner are important and can kind include powerchair sports with everyone playing on a level playing field, trying out water sports, going for strolls wit the help of lithium powerpack or going a wheelchair team training to motivate your partner!
Nothing is ever perfect, but we must remember that to live and to love is to change and to grow. We can resist it all we want, but change is inevitable