Treat them the same as you always have
It’s most likely that your loved one will not want to be treated any differently because they have MS.
Encourage them to talk about their symptoms
Even though they might not want to talk about them, keeping symptoms to themselves can put them at risk of not fully addressing their MS.
Talk about each other’s feelings
It’s important that you and your loved one with MS are clear about how you’re coping so you can help each other.
Give them time and space
Your loved one may not be ready to talk straight away, so look for clues or ask them to tell you when they’re ready.
Don’t talk. Listen
Sometimes you don’t have to say anything at all. Silences may feel awkward, but it gives people a chance to say what’s on their mind. It can be frustrating not being able to solve someone’s problems immediately but a friendly ear may be all that’s needed.