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6 Ways to Create Intimacy When Your Partner Has Chronic Pain

When my husband and I first started dating, we couldn’t keep our hands off each other. We were extremely affectionate, and stereotypically, always ready to jump into bed. A year later, all of that changed. Not because we lost the magic or because the shine had faded. In fact, our love and desire were stronger than ever. What happened was something entirely beyond our control.

My (not yet) husband began experiencing endless headaches. It got worse as time passed, which led to an MRI. A mass was discovered in his brain. Everything moved fast after that. He had surgery and the tumor was removed successfully, and they declared that he would make a full recovery.

Thrilled, we got engaged and moved in together. We were both already parents to

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