From the inbox #176

“I need some much needed advice. I just turned 25 and I’ve been on disability for a year now due to my severe health issues. I am in a relationship with someone that initially started as being Asexual. But we started to hold hands, kiss, have sex but lately I’m just not up to doing those things anymore. For the past 2-3 months I began to feel quite disgusted by these acts I have done. Just last week, my significant other tried to touch my back and I asked him to not do it anymore. He got really offended and he started complaining about me doing things such as, playing the game or looking on my phone when we are watching a movie. Now, I don’t play as much as I used to maybe 2 or 3 hours a day. As far as my phone goes, I keep in touch with my family as I am not near them. I don’t understand why someone would complain about me doing something hurtful. I’m sick. My illness is upsetting to me as I have to take 9+ pills a day. I don’t know if my illness can contribute to me feeling this way, but I really doubt it. It will be a shame if he didn’t want to be with me any longer because I don’t want to touch him anymore. But I can’t force myself to do these things when it terribly disgusts me…”

Here are the replies