For various very good reasons (one of them me being on anti-inflammatory drugs with one of the side effects maternal death if I get pregnant, another being that we don’t want kids), one of us needs to get sterilized, and all signs indicate that my husband should be the one. He mostly agrees; the problem is his needle phobia, which makes even a discussion of getting the vasectomy surgery uncomfortable for him.
Guys, (and ladies, if applicable), have you dealt with a situation like this, with one partner having difficulty facing something that he acknowledges he needs to do? Is there anything I can do to make this easier for him (other than getting the surgery myself)? I understand that nagging at him for this isn’t going to help any.