My boyfriend had an accident, he doesn't appear to have regained his long term memory after 5 weeks. I would like to understand how memories return. Do they come as flashbacks, vague feelings of something past, little segments like a jigsaw?
I am not allowed to see him, write to him or send him cards or photos. We were together for 5 1/2 years and I spent more time with him than anyone else, but his family are insisting I stay away because I will confuse him. They think he has to remember his family and children first, which he hasn't. I would have thought that you can't force someone to remember you but by not allowing him to remember me, I am worried that this could impede his recovery.