Learning to manage and cope with MS is a family matter. MS may have an impact on your future plans, such as starting a family or taking a trip, and your current obligations, such as parenting or celebrating the holidays. In short, MS is likely to gather around the edges of your life, in big ways and small ways, and ask to come along for the ride. Finding room for it takes some patience and understanding. The trick is in learning to define your boundaries so that it doesn't take over your life.