Getting married in your early 30s. Offered a relocation by your dream company. Exploring a new country with your partner. Life was an adventure waiting to unfold—until Ian had a stroke one regular morning.

“Who thinks of strokes at 30?” he bemuses, with half his body now permanently paralyzed. However, traumatic events oftentimes affect more than one individual in a marriage. Karen, his wife, shares with us her experience as Ian’s caretaker, from how they’ve rehabilitated their marriage, to developing a new level of intimacy with one another.

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