Do you grin and bear it, or should you look for a new partner who keeps you happy in the bedroom? One in four couples over the age of 50 say they are in a sexless marriage. It is absolutely not the case that a sexless marriage is doomed.
I know, not only because of the many patients who have told me about their issues, but because I have experienced it myself. Of course, there are real and important reasons why couples stop having sex, often temporarily: after the birth of a baby, while caring for aging or sick parents, acute job stress, or a diagnosis or treatment for cancer or another condition—anything that throws you off your rhythm. And barring physical or medical causes, a sexless married life signals deep issues brewing.
There are many reasons why married people cheat. Frustration in the marriage is one common trigger; the cheater may make several attempts to solve problems to no avail. Maybe they had second thoughts about getting married or they were jealous over the attention given to a new baby and neither had the skill set to communicate these feelings.
Australian Women's Weekly. Her husband — a fit, healthy, high-flying alpha male — was never in the mood for sex. While friends bemoaned their husbands' insatiable sexual demands, Katie went for weeks, months and then a year without making love to her husband.
From the moment I heard his almost scarily deep belly laugh and found out that he, too, grew up in the yawning northern suburbs of Atlanta and had a propensity for bar fights and tasteless jokes, we were best friends. Why not take a chance on him, as Abba would say. I was 23, and he was a grizzled-but-sparkly-eyed
Seven years ago, Mike took a staycation with his wife. Mike, who Global News agreed to identify only by his first name, is one of many North Americans who chooses to stay in a sexless marriage. But how do the relationships work?
For Maddie Weinreich, sex had always been a joy. But teaching yoga, raising two kids and starting up a business--not to mention cooking, cleaning and renovating the house--left her exhausted. She often went to bed before her husband, and was asleep by the time he joined her.
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Joan Avna watched as women in her support group each scribbled a topic on a piece of paper, folded it carefully and dropped it into a jar. One slip was pulled out. The women giggled.
The setting is the quiet corner of an Italian restaurant in the City; the players are George, an IT specialist, and Zoe, who wears a pretty dress and a big smile; they drink an especially good bottle of wine and when they get to coffee he reaches over and kisses her on the mouth. She surprises him by kissing him back. To onlookers it might be the classic opening scene of a traditional romance.