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Relationship Matters: A Program for Couples Living with MS.


Having a satisfactory relationship is hard work even in the best of times. MS can make it even harder. The Relationship Matters program exists to help couples minimize the impact of MS on their lives.

Learn how to:

  • Improve communication and resolve conflicts
  • Have greater fulfillment in your relationship
  • Manage MS as a team, and
  • Help your relationship thrive.

When you know how to take charge as a couple, MS doesn’t have to rule your relationship.

Through a series of interactive courses, the Relationship Matters program helps couples learn and apply skills to deal with challenges related to multiple sclerosis:

Communication and Conflict Resolution:
Facing Opportunities and Challenges Together

Enhance your communication and conflict resolution skills through this fun and interactive program. Learn how to effectively communicate on even the most difficult issues.

Managing MS as a Team: Taking Charge Together!

Learn real-life relationship techniques from other couples living with MS. This fun and informative in-person workshop is facilitated by relationship experts Len and Cheryl Chatman, a couple living with MS. Contact your chapter to find out if there is a workshop in your area.

Adapting: Financial Planning for a Life with MS

MS can be an expensive disease. Learn the basic steps of planning for a financial future that includes MS.

Career Crossroads: Facts and Fiction

Employment concerns create stress, and MS can exacerbate those concerns. Learn how to manage potential employment issues as a couple.

Having Fun Together

MS can interfere with the things you enjoy doing as a couple. Learn how to still have fun in new and adaptive ways.

Intimacy: Enriching your Relationship

Talk about the tough issues that can get in the way of true intimacy. You will learn creative ways to address and overcome these issues in your relationship.



MS stops people from moving.

We exist to make sure it doesn't.


For more information
or to register

1 800 344 4867
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Funding for this project was provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Grant: 90FE0090/01.
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