Arthritis can present challenges which can cause stress and have a negative impact on yours or your partner’s sex drive. Although your relationship may change because of arthritis, many couples find that they become closer by discussing things openly. Talk about your arthritis and its affects, the changing situation and any challenges that you face so you can arrive at a solution that’s right for both of you.
If you're not in a relationship, keep up your social contacts as much as possible and think of new activities to try so you don't lose your self-confidence. Don't forget most relationships develop gradually and depend on shared interests more than physical considerations.
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