The man went on to unpack more of his marital history. He told me that the marriage had started off well and in the early stages of their relationship there had been a healthy sex life. Both spouses seemed satisfied by the level of frequency and intimacy in their bedroom.
Does the thought of talking sex with your partner bring you outside of your comfort zone? Do you feel really awkward talking about sex? For many couples, talking sex is not on the agenda.
It's no secret that after the honeymoon phase of a relationship slows down, the sex also slows down. When that happens, it can be really confusing or scary because you may not know why your partner seems uninterested in sex, or worse, what it means for the future of the relationship. Is it a temporary blip?
I asked a few friends for answers, and most of us just scratched our heads. Overwhelmingly, we heard this was the case and women wanted answers. If you can be honest and open with your spouse about your sex life, you can often get to the bottom of this without even reading this blog.
Hint: Emailing your spouse a spreadsheet detailing your disappointment isn't it. It seems one man was so upset that he and his wife weren't having enough sex that he began tracking his attempts and the outcome. And we're not talking about a mental list here.
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Although many experts believe that a majority of marriages today are in distress because of financial reasons, problems with sex and sexuality rank high, too. In fact, the topic of sex is the number one problem discussed in online relationship forums. It seems easier to talk to a stranger online than to your own partner!
Husbands and wives are puzzled, hurt, and frustrated because their spouse either refuses sex or will have sex only on rare occasions. If you have worked hard to be understanding, kind, clean, attractive, affectionate, an initiator, etc. The wife gives authority over her body to her husband, and the husband gives authority over his body to his wife. Do not deprive each other of sexual relations, unless you both agree to refrain from sexual intimacy for a limited time so you can give yourselves more completely to prayer.
Dear E. Jean: I'm 31 and have been with my husband since I was in college. I honestly thought sex was just a guy getting on top and sticking it in.
Between demanding jobs, financial stresses, kids, and busy schedules, it can be hard to find the time and energy to maintain an active and satisfying sex life. Sex can be an overwhelming topic for most people. Instead, try to imagine that your partner is scared and feels lost. That can help you address your sex life with your partner in a more productive way.