Families and partners can have trouble understanding these sexual changes and can react negatively. A good understanding should be gained of how impulsivity, disinhibition and lack of awareness have caused sexual changes.
The brain injury survivor must be encouraged to take control over aspects of their life, when there is a reasonable expectation for responsible behaviour. When sexual behaviour is inappropriate, steps need to be taken to learn better ways for managing or compensating for the lapses in social skills. All members of the family should work to become comfortable in discussing sexual issues, and assist in implementing behavioural modification techniques to manage behaviours.