Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Migraines, Mojo & Marriage: MHAM Blog Challenge #19

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The prompt for day #19 of the Migraine & Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge is: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery: Migraines & Mojo: How has living with Migraine/Headache Disorders affected your sex life?

Unlike many of you out there, I guess I just don't feel that uncomfortable addressing today's prompt. It is what it is, and we all know it's a part of life. Further, we all know it's incredibly complicated for anyone living with a chronic health condition. Migraine, especially Chronic Migraine, is certainly no exception.

My husband and I are actually in one of the best places in our entire relationship with respect to our sex life right now. 

Our sex life has been all over the place during our 15 year relationship. Like most couples, it was great at the beginning. When Chronic Migraine came into the picture about six months after we got married, it caused major problems. For a very long time we didn't know what, if anything, we could do to make things better.

More recently we've made our sex life a focus and a priority and improved our communication about the issue to make sure we're on the same page. This helps things work the best they possibly can despite the constraints of life generally and Chronic Migraine in particular.

I feel lucky. I certainly don't take this for granted. For those who are really struggling with this issue, I truly believe it's all about communication. It may not actually improve your sex life, but better communication might help prevent hurt feelings and resentment and free you up to brainstorm alternatives together.

Learn more about the MHAM Blog Challenge and 
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2013 Migraine & Headache Awareness Month Information Page 

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Content by Diana E. Lee

DISCLAIMER: Nothing on this site constitutes medical or legal advice. I am a patient who is engaged and educated and enjoys sharing my experiences and news about migraines, pain and depression. Please consult your own health care providers for advice on your unique situation.