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2.1. It Happened to Both of Us:Conversations with Couples

"It Happened to Both of Us: Conversations with Couples" is an 82 minute video with a panel of 4 couples who have faced the life changing event of a spinal cord injury.  It is presented and moderated by the Northwest Regional SCI System of Care, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington.

When a person sustains a spinal cord injury, the impact is felt by the whole family, especially the spouse or partner. How does the partner feel, cope and adjust during this turbulent time when the injured person's needs are so paramount? How do roles and expectations change? How can a couple survive the stresses and challenges of such a life-altering event and go on to lead a satisfying life together? In this video, a panel of couples who were together before injury and are still together talk about their experiences and what they do to stay connected and maintain a healthy relationship.

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