Ok gentleman, what are your thoughts?
Is anyone else in an LTM, where your SO is on SSRI's (anti depressants)?
I'm well aware the side effects are perhaps loss of libido, but I'm also well aware that that doesn't add up sometimes. I'm not sure what the truth is.
A few questions for MRP'rs :
- how much should one balance understanding with selfishness in this type of situation and,
- what other advice can anyone give for a high libido male living with a wonderful woman who unfortunately has mental issues that require medication .
- if anyone is in my position can you give me any mental relief that the fact she doesn't want sex is more to do with these evil meds than it is me.
Because given the research and my own personal experience, SSRIs make it harder to orgasm, not just flat out crush a libido. There have been many times where (1) the medication have no effect or (2) the medications are the sole reason for denial.
Any advice for a fellow MRPr would help. I'm cautiously trying to balance my own emotions vs understanding and caring for her.
I'm not looking for validation for my situation, I'm really wondering how much application of the sidebar is fair, or if my pursuits of getting what I need before anyone else is cruel.
It should be noted that I'm not a caretaker here, but I do have a heart. Sometimes I'm confused if the meds are an excuse or a legitimate reason to not be on me. Where do I draw the line between being understanding vs getting what I need.
Let's hear it