Marriages will be stressful at times. That is amplified when a child (or children) has Fragile X syndrome. Many parents may worry that even the strongest marriages may buckle – or worse – under the intense demand of raising a child with special needs.
As part of the NFXF Webinar series, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Diane Simon Smith discusses the amount of stress that is often placed upon a marriage when a couple has a child (or children) with Fragile X syndrome.
Some issues we address are communication breakdown, differing expectations of each other and their children, differing coping and parenting styles, and specific strategies for enhancing a sense of unity and connectedness between partners.
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