Reply To: intimate relationships and chronic pain


Hi, I have chronic pelvic pain due to a number of conditions and also find intimate activities extremely painful and difficult to muster any desire to undertake. My partner is amazing and understands why I feel this way but unfortunately is extremely frustrated about the lack of intimacy in our relationship. I have no answers on how to helps things. We have been to counselling but found this unhelpful as we communicate a lot about this and other problems in our relationship. I worry that the lack of intimacy in our relationship will end up breaking us up.