Two depressed people dating
Below are tips that can give you a hand with some common problems with intimacy that guys face when they’re depressed: 1) staying connected to your partner, 2) losing interest in sex, and 3) starting an intimate relationship.
There are also some tips to keep in mind for maintaining a healthy intimate relationship.
The more depressed you are, the quieter your heart is. It’s not like you don’t have all the feelings in you; you just can’t feel them right now.
The only response I’ve ever gotten was the clichéd “You need to be healthy to start a relationship. My issue was largely situational – subconscious freak-outs about graduating college in 1994 and the shattered dreams of failing to become a Hollywood screenwriter in 2001.
Depression messes with your confidence, can cause difficulties around sexual performance, and may lead you to isolate yourself from others.
So it can be pretty hard to bring your best game to the table when it comes to intimate relationships. Researchers have found that building better intimacy in a relationship – which includes sex – can actually ward off depression.
Depression can eat away at a guy’s intimate relationship.
Usually, the quality of the relationship slowly erodes to a point where he and his partner feel pretty disconnected from each other.