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Erectile Dysfunction Can Lead to Break Ups
Erectile Dysfunction – Worst Case Scenario
Erectile dysfunction can lead to breakups.
Here’s an excerpt from an interesting in The Guardian about what can happen when Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and/or Premature Ejaculation (PE) are ignored. From a patient named Alex, on his personal experience battling ED:
“Because you’re depressed, you’re thinking, why me?” Alex says. “My girlfriend was miserable. I just felt like I was letting everyone down.”
Alex remembers sitting in a bar with his then-girlfriend and her friends, feeling paranoid. “You go out in town, and her mates are there and you think, ‘what if my girlfriend is telling her friends’?”
Eventually, his girlfriend told him she wanted to meet other men on Tinder. “It just put my self-esteem so low.”
At his lowest point, over Christmas 2017, Alex was desperate. “Watching your relationship fall apart, I felt suicidal. I’m not going to lie: I was in a bad, bad place.”
He and his girlfriend eventually broke up. “I think she just had enough.”
ED can be distressing for the partners, too. “It’s so hard to divorce yourself from the fact that they’re looking at you naked, and they can’t perform,” says Megan, (29), who dated a man with ED. “Girls are always insecure about their bodies anyway.”
For men, it seems that not being able to get an erection can feel like the most shameful thing that could happen to them. – Guardian
Erectile Dysfunction or Premature Ejaculation may or not be the most shameful thing that could happen to a man, but it is beyond shameful to ignore it to the point where you lose your relationship with someone you love. That is the worst case scenario. And the sad part – it doesn’t have to be that way. Many men find it difficult to talk about these problems, due to shame or embarrassment. But like most problems, ignoring it only makes it worse.
There IS help available.