RELATIONSHIP – INTIMACY
Regular sex is an important part of a healthy adult relationship and often leads to a feeling of emotional ‘connectedness’ with a partner. Sexual difficulties within a relationship, such as infrequent or unsatisfactory sex, are not uncommon with couples often stating they no longer feel ‘close’ to their partners.
For instance, it’s not uncommon to hear a couple say their daily ‘functional’ relationship is great such as getting kids ready for school and household chores done, but they don’t share the passion they once did.
At Richmond Hill Psychology we understand that there are many reasons for sexual difficulties in a relationship. For instance, it could be that you haven’t nurtured your sexual relationship or one partner grew up in a family who was sexually expressive and the other grew up in a family that was more conservative, it could be that one or both of you are feeding into a sexual myth that may be affecting a good sex life between you or perhaps your libido is mismatched? Alternatively, sometimes other sexual problems may be causing significant unhappiness in your relationship. Problems such as vaginismus, vulvodynia, dyspareunia or erectile dysfunction can cause significant distress. All consultants at Richmond Hill Psychology understand how sensitive intimacy and sexual difficulties may be and therefore give our assurance that any issue will be maintained professionally with care, privacy and understanding.
Your RHP expert therapists in this area are: Dr Janet Hall, Simon Candlish, Kylie Jeffery, Vikki Prior and Alexandra Augustine.