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What are general strategies for approaching the topic of sexual dysfunction or hypersexuality with my partner?

It’s helpful for you to understand why sexual dysfunction or hypersexuality exists. These both can impact relationships. It’s important to built a trusting relationship with your partner so you can work together to address these issues.

If your partner doesn’t know you have a mental health condition, he or she may have difficulty understanding your behavior. Sexual dysfunction and hypersexuality can be managed in a loving relationship, however it will take mutual trust and open communication about how you can both best support each other.

Remember—sexual dysfunction and hypersexuality are not your fault, rather they exist because of a mental health condition.

For more information on healthy relationships, visit the Relationships resource group.