The stock market has fallen by almost half in the past 15 months and the market isn’t all that’s down. That’s right, difficult economic times are affecting sex and intimacy. How can it not? Many clients are asking what they should do. There is no simple answer however here are some thoughts. First, try to focus on what you have, not what you have lost. Second, this is the perfect time for couples to share their deepest feelings as a way to build intimacy. A good discussion starter is to tell your partner what you feel sad about, what you are mad about, what you are afraid of and what you are thankful for. What are your dreams for the future? Couples that dream together stay together! Finally, and here is the really good part of your prescription. Have sex at least one time per day or PRN (as often needed)! Sex is free and sex is fun. Can’t hurt, might help!