In every relationship, there are likely to be a few problems that crop up now and again that can be awkward to discuss. While it’s easy to turn a blind eye to these issues, it could cost you your relationship, so it’s vital that you speak up. In this blog, we look at three tricky topics of conversation that you should always try to be upfront about.
1. Intimacy issues
If you’re experiencing intimacy issues in the bedroom, it can be embarrassing to broach the subject with your other half. While you might be tempted to bury your head in the sand in the hope that the problem will go away, you could be putting extra pressure on your relationship. It could cause a rift between you and your partner, and it may lead to feelings of frustration for both of you. So, if your sex life is starting to suffer, it’s important that you do something about it.
There are a number of reasons why you might be having problems between the sheets. For example, it could be that your partner suffers from erectile dysfunction (ED) – the inability to get or maintain an erection. While this can be an awkward topic to discuss, it’s important that you encourage your partner to seek treatment. ED can be the first sign of a much more serious health condition, such as heart disease, so it’s crucial that they get checked out. You might want to speak to a doctor to get to the root of the problem first. They should also be able to advise you of the medicines that are available. For example, men can use sildenafil citrate, which is often sold under the brand name Viagra.
2. Financial woes
Money is a topic that many couples struggle to talk about. It can be especially difficult to discuss if you and your partner don’t always agree when it comes to your finances. From credit card debt to frivolous spending, it’s important to be upfront and honest about your money matters. If not, your financial woes could soon drive a wedge between you and your other half.
By opening up to your loved one and tackling the problem together, you might be able to find a solution to your money troubles. Katie from civilizedhealth.com agreed “financial problems cannot be covered up and can inevitably get worse, don’t struggle alone talk to your partner.”
Feelings of jealousy have the potential to ruin any relationship, especially if you get into the habit of keeping your envy to yourself. Whether you suspect your partner might be having an affair or you’ve noticed that they’ve been spending a lot of their time elsewhere, letting your jealousy build up is a recipe for disaster, and it could just make the situation worse.
You should try speaking to your partner instead. By voicing your thoughts, you might feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders. It’s also likely that your other half will reassure you that you needn’t feel this way in the first place. In sharing your concerns, you should be able to straighten out any misunderstandings and as a result, make the connection between you and your partner even stronger.
There’s no denying that discussing these issues can be awkward. However, by opening up and confiding in your loved one, you should be able to solve the problem together.