Posted on August 13, 2012 · Posted in TBI Voices

Part Seventeen – Relationships:


The need to be loved is not erased by a brain injury, just made more difficult to fulfill.  Despite ongoing efforts to find self actualization in life as a wife/domestic partner, that role has also been to cognitively and emotionally taxing for her as well. When she focuses her energy on making someone else happy, she becomes even less adequate in taking care of herself. While it is the frontal lobes which store the decade long lessons we learn in becoming adults, much of that socialization is disrupted by frontal lobe injury. This can prove to be the most elusive element of recovery as there is no Ipad application for “maturity.”

Next in Angela Part Eighteen – TBI and Self Insight


About the Author

Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr.
Past Chair Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, American Association of Justice :: 800-992-9447