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Intimacy and relationships

4) Positive messages for carers

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  • There is confidential help out there if and when you need it
  • Take your time to re-establish the relationship
  • Express your feelings and encourage your partner to do the same
  • Set the mood at a time of day when you will have no distractions and when your partner is less fatigued
  • Be comfortable with each other again by kissing and touching without necessarily expecting intercourse
  • Be open and consider each others needs towards a warm and loving relationship

For confidential advice call the Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland Advice line on 0808 801 0899 (free phone from landlines and most mobiles during office hours 9.30 to 4.00) or read the following:

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