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What can I do to get a sexual life with my husband who is under hemodialysis kidneys?

What can I do to get a sexual life with my husband who is under hemodialysis kidneys?

Sex function varies: The definition of a quality sexual relationship varies for each individual couple. If you are specifically asking about the ability of your husband to have and maintain an erection, then this depends upon his primary disease. For example, diabetic patients frequently have kidney failure and also impotence from the same etiology. Your physician can prescribe medications, such as viagra, (sildenafil) that help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to help my alcoholic mom, who denies having a problem?

Can you tell me how to help my alcoholic mom, who denies having a problem?

By helping yourself: Ultimately, only the individual can decide if they have a problem and want to change. Their loved ones usually have a very hard time accepting this, and many never accept it. Alanon, a family program separate from aa, has meetings that can help -you can find it in the white pages under hotlines and helping lines. Being loving and supportive, staying away from blame and guilt, are your best tools. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has an addiction to oxycontin, how can I get him to quit?

Addiction: First, he needs to want to quit. The following is a good resourse for both of you: http://suboxone.Com/default.Aspx. ...Read more

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How can I tell my partner I really wanna be with him and crave and sex ? What way can I tell him . In writing  .

How can I tell my partner I really wanna be with him and crave and sex ?   What way can I tell him . In writing  .

Pose as a question: Would you be interested in carrying our relationship to a different level? Do you think intimacy adds another dimension for us? ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could deal with an angry, grudge-holding mother?

Can you tell me how I could deal with an angry, grudge-holding mother?

Mental status of mom: I concur with Dr. Friedlander & his worthy advice. Also, keep in mind that changes in cognition or mental status may be at a very early stage. Your mom is in at least her 60's if not older, right? That could signal the beginning of a dementing process which can be seen as personality changes or magnifications of NEG behavior traits in some cases. If true then, use of logic may start to fail in her ...Read more

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How can I deal with an abusive mother?

Boundaries: There is a program you may not need called Al-Anon. In that program one learns that we cannot control or change others. And, often we did not cause the problems that others are causing. I would bet at your age it is time to stop the war and to create safe space in your life so that you can have a full life. That may mean changing how you interact with your mother: i.e. no more arguments.... ...Read more

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I'm 3 years sober as an alcoholic and my girlfriend likes to drink. How do I avoid going back?

I'm 3 years sober as an alcoholic and my girlfriend likes to drink. How do I avoid going back?

See details: This is an explosive combination. If your gf is that clueless and inconsiderate of you feelings, you need another gf. Imo, she either stops drinking in your presence or you move on. ...Read more

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How can I tell a friend not to drink when he suffers from a seizure please help?

How can I tell a friend not to drink when he suffers from a seizure please help?

Seizures: Without nagging remind your friend that drinking alcohol, lack of sleep, stress, and hunger can trigger a seizure. Ask your friend for advice on how to take care of him when the seizure occurs. ...Read more

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How can I get a sexual relationship with my husband who is under hemodialysis kidneys?

How can I get a sexual relationship with my husband who is under hemodialysis kidneys?

Dialysis and sex: You should be able to take part in normal sexual relations with your husband even if he has end stage renal disease. If he has impotence there may be a hormonal or vascular reason and he should discuss this with his doctor for possible options for treatment. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a loved one is an alcoholic?

How can I tell if a loved one is an alcoholic?

Daily drinking: If a person feels a need to drink daily, that is a signal that there is a problem. The cage questioneer can also help. Do they feel a need to cut down on their drinking? Are they annoyed when you say they drink too much? Do they ever feel guilty about their drinking? Have they used an eye opener drink in the morning? Answering yes to one or more of these may indicate a problem. ...Read more

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How can I get over my relationship with an alcoholic/drug abuser?

How can I get over my relationship with an alcoholic/drug abuser?

Counseling may help: Losing a relationship with anyone, whether an alcohol/drug abuser or not, is always difficult. It is a loss, and it is a lot of stress. We go through the same kind of stages of grief that happens when someone close to us dies. It is more complicated with abusers. Attending Alanon to get over your guilt, anger, shame or other emotions may help, as may a therapist if you are having problems. ...Read more

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My fiance is a alcoholic and sometimes abusive is there anything I can do to help him ?

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My fiance is a alcoholic and sometimes abusive is there anything I can do to help him ?

Help yourself 1st...: Abusive relationships are potentially very dangerous. If you are with a partner that is physically abusive even once, you need to physically remove yourself from contact with them. The most important thing to do is to protect yourself! then you can work for forming a support network that will help you help the people you care about. Protect yourself (and any children) before trying to help others. ...Read more

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How can giving vicodin to an alcoholic be bad?

How can giving vicodin to an alcoholic be bad?

Cross addiction: For persons with addiction to one substance the risk for addiction to any other addictive substance is much greater. , they both act in the same part of the brain where addictions lie. Nothing is 100% however i've seen multiple times, getting addicted to both, some alcoholics start a med like vicodin, then they stop alcohol as the vicodin use grows, all seems great at first, until it isnt. ...Read more

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How can I help a very close friend who is addicted to hydrocodine ?

Prof tx.: Offer to go to a narcotics anonymous meeting with him or her. Explain your concerns and recommend that your friend see an addiction specialist. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have an addiction to my ipad?

How can I tell if I have an addiction to my ipad?

What's happening..: How is your ipad use affecting your social life and relationships, finances, physical health, job. If it does affect any one area of these areas in your life and you still continue to feel compelled to keep using the device you may indeed be "addicted". If you are using the ipad for shopping excessively or visiting porn sites you may have a bigger problem than you think. ...Read more