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Life Events

Bride and groom

Even happy life events can be stressful

People have a lot of feelings when they get a spinal cord injury. Their friends and loved ones feel a lot, too.

Their lives change. The lives of their friends and loved ones change, too.

This is one way to show how important life events change your life. Things that happen in the lives of your loved ones can change your life, too. What are some important life events?

  • Something big that you might not expect.
  • Death of a loved one.
  • Divorce.
  • Losing your job.
  • Getting hurt.
  • There are also happy life events, like:
    • Getting married.
    • A new baby.
    • Moving to a new home.
Moving a heavy sofa

Moving to a new home can be hard in lots of ways

What can happen to you when there is an important life event?