Who else can I talk to about sex and arthritis?
Every couple has times when their relationship is less than perfect. Having arthritis can create additional worries. Help is available if you feel that your relationship is changing in a way that you’re unhappy with or if you’re unable to resolve things between you.
Try to discuss problems with someone you feel comfortable with, such as a friend or someone else with arthritis. You can speak to your GP for professional advice or, if you attend a clinic, you may feel more at ease speaking to your nurse specialist or another member of the team.
Organisations such as Relate and Brook have counsellors who are specially trained to help with sex and relationship difficulties. Counselling may also be available through your GP or hospital.