There can be many different causes of low libido in women. It could be hormonal, emotional, or the result of a sexual disorder. If you have enjoyed a sexually active life in the past, having problems in the bedroom can have a negative impact on your relationship. Here are three ways that it could be affecting your relationship without your awareness.
Lack of Communication
Often, when there is a problem in the bedroom, there is also a lack of communication and a breakdown of trust. You may not be able to fully understand for yourself why you are no longer interested in sex. It may make no sense to you at all. If it makes no sense to you, how are you supposed to explain it to someone else? Yet if you say nothing, your partner could believe that you no longer find them attractive or that you are no longer happy in the relationship. This can lead to a total breakdown of communication that can lead to distancing.
Lack of Intimacy
Because you are not interested in sex and you do not want to unnecessarily tease your partner, you may find that you are no longer giving them the affection that you once were. Often, when a woman has low libido for a long period of time, she will gradually stop showing physical affection at all, with less kissing, hugging, or touching. This can make your partner feel as though you are no longer in love with them or that you are taking them for granted.
A lack of sexual intimacy can lead to irritability on both sides of the relationship. Your partner can become irritable and seem to be starting arguments more frequently. You may also find that you are more irritable, even though the problem seems to lie within you.
If you are experiencing these and other negative effects of a low libido, there is no reason to allow your relationship to suffer. We have a number of treatments that can be tried depending on the cause of your low libido. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.