Couple with Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
Erectile Dysfunction is undoubtedly a disruptive condition for you and your partner, which can negatively impact your relationship. What will happen to both partners of a Couple with Erectile Dysfunction? The affects are different for each partner. Let’s take a look at the male sufferers first.
In most cases, if you are a men diagnosed with ED, you may also suffer from psychological problems, since it is your “manhood” you feel that is affected. Hence, you may tend to react with negative feelings about yourself. These feelings can include depression, anxiety, loss of motivation, feelings of guilt and minority as well as loss of self-confidence and self-esteem. It is however, a normal reaction to a physical consequence, and is not necessarily a sort of psychological impotence you are experiencing in the background. In fact, the factor which triggers ED is very often a physical rather than a psychological problem. As a consequence of ED, you might generally generate abnormal feelings as if there would be something less manly about yourself. When you are a partner who suffers from ED in a relationship, you may start to feel like you can no longer manage to identify yourself as the male character of the relationship.
Whether or not you as a sufferer are open to your partner, is an important part of the equation. Not communicating and ignoring the problem can trigger negative effects on the physical and emotional relationship between you and your partner. Your partner may start doubting the future of your relationship. If you as an ED sufferer are not open to your partner, your partner may inadvertantly start to develop wrong ideas like you might have a mistress or that you are not loyal anymore due to lack of information. Knowing that ED has raided your life, you probably might choose not to attempt to arouse your partner and stop caressing because you could be afraid of not being able to perform. You may even get depressed because of the situation. While you both actually experience this problem you might feel too embarrassed to share the story with your partner. In this case, your partner may find you less attractive, or vice-versa your partner may feel like you no longer have an interest to maintain the relationship.
Research has shown that men who have higher frequency of sexual intercourse are less at risk for ED and hence for a Couple with Erectile Dysfunction. The research also claimed that having intercourse more frequently might help prevent ED in most men. The study was published nine years ago, and it is still considered a viable criterion.
The couples dealing with ED may seem to be unlucky due to this defeatable problem. However, it does not mean ED shall be the only reason for their relational problems.
In case you suffer from ED in your relationship, you and your partner should be aware of possible effective solutions for your ED problem if your channels of communication are intact. It would positively affect your relationship if you and your partner are open to each other, and have the courage to thoroughly discuss about the available options at length. You both should never feel desperate, and never underestimate the positive impact of getting professional advice, before or at the time when any traditional and conventional approache no longer helps.