February 14, 2016

For this Valentine’s Day, we collected love stories from people with Aphasia and their partners, and we have included some tips on sex and intimacy after stroke.

Bob and Nancy know what true love sounds like (via Tampa Bay Times)

We do everything together. We’re together 24-7. We’re closer than most couples because we have to be. So most couples probably have more trouble communicating than we do, in ways. At least we’re trying to understand where the other is coming from.

John and Judi’s story – a message of hope (via Faces of Aphasia)

At Thanksgiving, 2012 we celebrated our 50th Wedding anniversary with our Family (18) and renewed our wedding vows! We are blessed!

Wife’s Aphasia (via our aphasia.org blog)

But, for all the hardships and the severity of the event, I am truly appreciative of the fact that she is still with us.

I have hope for our future together and we look forward to a time when we can both “retire” to do more of the things we love doing together. Until then, our large family is nearby to add comfort and support to us both. Again, we are blessed!

Sex, Intimacy, and Aphasia – helpful tips by Sarah Palmer, PhD (via AphasiaCorner.com)

love-disabilityAre you frustrated by the lack or romance in your relationship after a stroke? Do you long for closeness, intimacy and a satisfying sex life with your partner, but find that it’s just not happening? You are not alone—most couples want to be intimate after a stroke, but there are a number of things that can make this challenging.

Regaining sexual intimacy after a stroke is possible, and well worth the effort. 

A husband’s serious illness strengthens a marriage (via New York Times)

Every day, I know that I am going to find Ed in a good mood, he is going to smile, he is going to kiss me good morning,” his wife said. “I appreciate this even more with the challenges of the stroke.

And no love list is complete without a love song, especially one from the King. Hear this Aphasia choir singing “Can’t help falling in love”