- Question from mgal: What is the best advice for a woman whose husband openly admits he is no longer sexually attracted to a woman without breasts?
- Answers - Lidia Schapira The best advice for a woman in this situation is to begin a dialogue about the entire relationship. It seems to me to be a pretty hostile comment, and one that needs to be explored if the relationship is to continue. I would guess that this has to do with more than the lack of breasts, and would recommend that you take some counseling, either separately or together.
- Jennifer Armstrong, M.D. I must agree that counseling can be an incredibly important option for couples and patients to pursue, either alone or together. Both the patient and the partner can have intense experiences during the time before, during and after treatment. And having a safe place to discuss these issues can be incredibly helpful.
The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Coping With Your Changing Feelings and Relationships featured Lidia Schapira, M.D. and moderator Jennifer Armstrong, M.D. answering your questions about facing your fears head-on, handling moodiness and depression, diffusing tension with your partner and feeling close without sexual activity, as well as issues of self-image and femininity.
Editor's Note: This conference took place in March 2006.
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