How erection problems can affect relationships
Relationships in general are hard work. Whether it’s communicating, being honest, accountable or vulnerability, relationships are a two-way street. When your sexual relationship is affected in the most intimate of moments, it can be tough to work through.
Embarrassment and shame are common reactions for men with erectile dysfunction. These feelings are further amplified when the problem becomes a common occurrence during sex. Although it may difficult to talk about erectile dysfunction with your partner, not talking about it can create concerns and issues with your relationship.
MedicineNet.com reports that refusing to address your erectile dysfunction issues with your partner can cause her to experience feelings of self-blame, anxiety, insecurity, hurt, and even anger. An uninformed partner may view your inability to get an erection as a sign you’re no longer interested in her sexually or that you’re having an affair.
When your partner asks questions about erectile dysfunction and you don’t address them, it can cause a further retreat into silence. In the end, avoidance tactics drive couples apart.
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