Relationships and Hydrocephalus


Navigating relationships can be difficult - even more so when complicated by hydrocephalus, headaches and other complications. An area that is often neglected is how hydrocephalus affects the most important aspects of your life, and important connections in your life – work, school, family, friends, and romantic relationships. Hydrocephalus rarely affects just the patient. While you face the physical symptoms, the condition can put pressure on those closest to you. Communication and learning strategies to cope and maintain relationships is key.

What You Need to Know

Relationships and Hydrocephalus

Watch this interactive discussion for managing relationships with family members, friends, colleagues, and significant others. Our panel of speakers reflects on shared strategies for success they have identified. This presentation was given at the Hydrocephalus Association’s 2018 National Conference on Hydrocephalus.

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Navigating Social Interactions Growing Up with Hydrocephalus

Contributing writer, Dan Kricke, talks about growing up with a chronic medical condition and navigating social interactions with his school peers.

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Building Our Life Together

In a heartwarming blog, Gayle Kricke openly shares the thoughts and emotions she experienced upon learning her husband, Dan, had hydrocephalus, and when he underwent brain surgery.

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Learning to Date Me

Contributing writer, Bryant Williams, shares openly about the unconditional support of his fiancee and resilience of their relationship as he lives with hydrocephalus.

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To Share or Not to Share Your Condition on a First Date?

Contributing writer, Holly Senatore, talks about the thrill of the first date and whether or not to mention that you have hydrocephalus.

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