Erection problems are rather frequent, and they make it difficult to have a sexual relationship. Intimacy loss in a long-term relationship can have negative effects on both partners' mental health. The American Urological Association estimates that about 30 million men in the United States have erectile dysfunction (ED). A low sense of self-worth, apprehension, or sadness may result. How ED can damage long-term relationships, how partners can manage and how to support someone with ED are all discussed in this article.