Impotent men dating
"We've worked hard on handling it," she says, "and we talk about it all the time, which really helps." In addition to encouraging her partner to see his doctor for a physical exam, Sandy says that being able to talk about the situation has actually brought the two closer together.
"It defuses whatever anger and frustration there may be," she explains, "so that it doesn't carry over into other aspects of the relationship, and it has shown us that we can work on this together." "Women don't need to take responsibility for their partner's ED," says Dr. "But many women can and do play a critical role in supporting men to seek treatment." One of the benefits of treatment -- be it medical or psychological, or a combination of the two -- says Donahey, is that it can educate both partners about ED.
If two people want to be with each other then they can work through something like impotence.
Firstly woman can take the blame for sexual difficulties and think the man is not attracted to them.
Communication alleviates and prevents misunderstanding and can even even make a couple closer in the longer-term.
"A man's sexual response rate also slows down as he gets older," Donahey points out.
"It really undermines a relationship," says Beth, who recently broke off an engagement with a man who suffers from ED.
It's especially difficult, she adds, if the man blames his partner, as her fiancé did.
Then there are avoiders, couples who refuse to admit and discuss ED, and, finally, alienators, women who feel so angry that they not only withdraw from their relationship, but may even demean their partner or seek intimacy elsewhere.
When women are angry, says Karen Donahey, this anger is frequently present before the sexual difficulties have begun.
Some couples are what Lipsky calls overcomers, with a strong desire to resolve ED.