When it comes to dating, it is inevitable that sex will be part of the equation. However, for some people, sex is a topic that is kept completely off the table during dating. To many, such a notion sounds utterly absurd or extremely moralistic. To others, it is a perfectly acceptable part of courtship. It is not for us to question whether sexless dating is right or wrong. That is a very personal decision.
If getting a buddy is out of the question, and using toys isn't one's thing, then what is there to do? Stay miserable in the relationship and call it the end of one's sex life? Karen, it is impossible to know what is best sometimes, but we all probably agreed if we love someone we would try to resolve our problems together. If one doesn't want to or can't then we know we have a much deeper problem. That is when we need to get other professionals involved.
If that doesn't work, then we have to revisit our feelings for each other and decide then, what is best. Everyone deserves happiness. Meka, If you've tried, and have approached him often enough, then you've done your part. Perhaps if you tell him about your thoughts for a buddy, what would he say? I am thinking he might not like that and will try to prevent it from happening. It can be so frustrating, I hope you will find a resolution soon. Best, Amanda. I read this and feel like this story was written about me, I have endured at least 20 year marriage of abuse.
If he wasn't degrading or physically abusing me, then he was physically neglecting me. Now the verbal abuse and physical abuse has stopped, but he has made no effort to make the relationship more physical. Even when we went to a marriage counselor who told us that a physical relationship is a must to stay connected, he did not make the effort and lied at the sessions to make me sound like a horrible person. So I refused to keep going. He now uses the excuse that I complain too much and put him down, but I'm angry and frustrated that he has never made the effort and that nothing ever happened in our relationship unless is was me who initiated it.
He is VERY good at shifting the blame to someone else for his bad behaviour, in every situation. Yes, I am bitter, on top of never remembering any of our anniversaries, or my birthday, he doesn't' feel the need to initiate any sexual contact? As well, I've asked him to stop sleeping in the bed, as like the other girl can't understand how he can just lye there snoring like a baby, yet not be bothered by NOT having sex.
And to that he complies, willingly. I've been made to feel inadequate, and unimportant in yet another abusive way. I live in a sexless marriage but it is because of my husbands declining health. He cannot get an erection. We tried every pill and injection out there. It just got worse and he stopped trying.
He totally lost his sex drive. When I tell him how upsetting it is to me and I can't imagine my sex life is over for the rest of my life he doesn't seem to care. I feel like we are just roommates. I miss the intimacy so much I am so sad I don't know what to do.
I still love him I don't want to divorce him because of his health issues but this no sex thing is tearing me apart. I feel that speaking about this with my GF is a fruitless exercise as everytime I bring this up I feel like I am the one being selfish.
She has openly told me that the lack of sex in our relationship doesn't bother her. It bothers me alot, but in this day and age talking about such things makes me feel like I am the one with the problem. Reading what the ladies go through is a comfort to me that it isn't just men that have these problems in relationships.
For me I can either accept it or don't accept it and go through the hell of not being able to see my kids whenever I want to. I went through this before with my ex wife and for me this is a catch 22 situation. AnonymousApril 6, at AM. I once was married to a man as you described, though not as long as you have been I endured his verbal abuse, shifting the blame, and manipulating for 12 years. I had no self esteem left, every time I try to come to him to ask that we would work it out, because I was miserable in the relationship, he would dismissed me.
He would not talk to me, but instead, made me feel like I was bothering him, like I was a big nag! It got to the point where I had asked that he set me free because I can no longer tolerate the terrible relationship of always feeling like a crazy person for asking him to be affectionate and talk to me. He did not want to be the one to file for the divorce, so from that point, it took another two years for me to get up the nerves to file for a divorce myself.
In your case, it is very well that you could use some recuperation from this abusive, power control freak. I believe that the man I knew was using it to gain power over me, to set me to the lowest degree of being human. Feeling half way insane and zero self esteem. Of course after I left him, I realized that I am so much more than how he made me feel. I remarried to a wonderful person, although he is not perfect, he certainly set my happiness above all else, and that is all I have always wanted.
It is a silent way of abusiveness, but make sure you know this if you decided to stay around, to know what you can do for yourself so that your spouse do not always get you down! Isn't it sad? It is frustrating beyond belief to think that while you have all these years of your life left, you will be sexless if living with this same spouse.
If you swear to be faithful and not seek anyone else, your only option is to be terribly lonely and sexless! I guess the next step is to sit him down and talking some difficult truths.
If he has loss interest, how will you motivate him? Will another woman help to bring his desires back? If that is something you can't handle, then, what about you finding some one that will enjoy sex - will he be ok with that? Something has got to give, someone has to be bold enough to make the changes. He has tried, and is happy without the sex. Then fine. But if you are not happy with it, you will need to come up with some ideas. I know it isn't easy to know what is right, but the only thing we both know is that "you don't want to spend the rest of your precious life sexless" so let's find a way that you both can agree on whatever it might be.
It might be difficult at first, but then, eventually we all will get accustom to changes.
When it comes to dating, it is inevitable that sex will be part of the equation. However, for some people, sex is a topic that is kept completely off the table during dating. This is a concept known as "sexless dating." To many, such a notion sounds utterly absurd or extremely moralistic. To others, it is a perfectly acceptable part of. Jan 23, 3 Phases of Sexless Relationship Slow Death There are three phases a sexless relationship usually experience. First phase, when one realizes that they are in a sexless relationship, they are worried. They want to fix it. They talk about it to their mate, and want to know why it happens. Mar 01, As fun as dating can be, the realities of a sexless relationship can loom over a couple like a storm cloud on an otherwise sunny day. No matter how happy a .
Cuffy Bigglesworth: It is true that there are many males who encounter women past their forties not being interested in sex anymore. I think it is true in the earlier generation that the women did not know how to enjoy sex.
The later generations have found that women too can enjoy sex just as much and they have now become more interested in a longer sex life. For either males or females though, the one with the more sex drive always made to feel like a "jerk". Why complain about something like sex? It is not as important like, let's take some examples: finances, paying the bills, the kids' education.
But mentally the sexless is a big torture for people who do want sex and not able to get it. It is basically not a normal life when one has to be sexless not by choice. If so we would all convert to nuns and priests. It's a shame that sometimes it has to come down with asking yourself the hard question of whether love without sex can be enough for you or not?
Me an my Husband started out with a Bang having sex for hours on end even in public places. This Man couldn't keep his hands off of me!
I noticed 3yrs into the marriage things got strange, We would have sex, I would fall a sleep only to wake up an find him sitting in the livingroom, watch porns ordered from the cable for When I would ask him about it he would lie to me, But of course why would a grown man leave his bed at in the morning to watch TV in the livingroom When there is a TV in our bedroom? He would hide the bills so I couldn't see what he rented, but at this time we were still having sex with each other, by I had a gut feeling that he was cheating on me, our sex life got less an less an he started to leave me at home as we had a business together an worked side by side each day, He would talk to me all day on his cellphone?
Well needless to say I found out that he was calling Sexphone Hotlines an on his cellphone had all kinds of porn hid an booked marked, It was only after finding this out on my own by digging through his phone that I found strange numbers that would say mail box is full, So I couldn't leave a message, I confronted him on all this an he did nothing but LIE.
You see I had just found out I had Married a sex addict! We went to a therapist for a few months but it did not work, an by his own hands we stopped! He lives in denial! He sits around an tells me he loves me but kisses me on the for head, I have told him that were just room mates, Then he gets Mad but I don't care!!! It did hurt very much at first that this man I married, who told me on a daily basis how beautiful I was an how we were going to live a long happy with sex life, but it was only LIEs!
But now I know it's time to take care of me! Self Sagacity: I have learned that it really isn't escape, It's an illness an addiction like drugs, drinking or gambling, Something has happened to these Men in childhood that makes them unable to be true to them selves an to really open up an allow them selves to be Loved by any Woman, they look at them as objects an nothing more.
So when they tire of them they just move on to the next Sexual act that will get them higher! It's not the Women that they are with fault, No matter what they do it will never be enough, that's the sad thing about this type of addiction, They are ashamed of them selves and in constance fear of being found out, If they followed a 12 step program they might get well as with therapy to, But I know my husband is in total denial!!!
I know for a fact there is no reason for the other person to lie to me not to mention ,this person didn't tell me until 3yrs after the fact, Oh! Thanks Bang. I really appreciate your reply and comment. It could very well be something in their childhood. It seemed that most mental disorders arise from the events in someone's childhood. I am a curious person, especially when it comes to something so simple that I don't understand.
Like porn addiction. It's enlightening to hear it from someone who has experienced the drama. I wish you a wonderful and healthy relationship one day.
Sincerely, Amanda. Women, L-Arginine. I am a man who loves his wife more than anything on this earth, but along with a prior dug problem prior, mind you and a naturally very low libido, I have had major sexual problems with my wife.
Now, she has all of the Bs.
Honest to god, not just saying this because she's the love of my life who in my eyes will never ever have an imperfection. I have always had a lack of desire, but with that comes so much more. So much that simply wasn't able to be given. Passion, full appreciation, requests able to be consistently satisfied. My wife is an angel who has helped me immensely in my life.
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At this time on our relationship we were preparing for marriage. I always had this false pride that I guarantee every man with this problem has. This problem caused loss of erections, not one ever had anything to do with my wife, it caused a lack if any erection at all even after things had been steamy for a bit.
Then there were times when I was fine and thought things were good but I found out the hard way that to a woman, there's so much more to pleasure then the two of you "getting off.
But with my condition, I was incapable of giving her what she needswas a consistent basis and in a lot of ways, ever. She had been mentioning libido for some time and for some reason, I hadn't got any help or done any research.
I thought I could handle it myself. I was wrong and my mistakes still have my marriage teetering between being rebuilt and tossed aside. A testosterone booster. This worked well for about a week but I did some research on it because it seemed to taper off. My desire, my passion and my "hardness" all seemed to improve. I believe it was a placebo. I looked it up and there are simply too many things crammed into one pill for any to have the desired effect.
Not enough of any of the ingredients. My problems persisted. My wife continued falling further and further from me. This problems also breaks down other essential parts of a relationship. Its so demoralizing to a man that its so difficult to hear how deprived your wife is feeling and cause you, or me at least, to argue over it.
This completely dismantled our communication. I saw her looking at dating sites. I once again came to my senses and did ALOT of research on natural cures.
This is when I came across L-Arginine. L-Arginine was isolated in and won the Nobel prize. I've read about it called the "miracle vitamin. My passion and desire has improved greatly! When I get my hands on my wife, I don't want to take them off!
I want appreciate every inch of her incredibly maintained body with my hands and lips for as long as I can! My stamina has also been much better! I was surprised by this!
Also with having such a full erection, I feel heavier and bigger down there! Its wonderful and I can't believe I didn't know about this sooner. It also helps with daily energy! Its cheap and very accessible! It will be at your local pharmacy. I take 6 grams a day along with fish oil and 50 mg of zinc which every man should be taking! It could help greatly! That's my story :- -Jon. Thank you for writing in Jon. It is natural that as men age especially white men they lose their hardness.
The difficult part is getting them to accept it. Accept that they need real help. A lot of men think that they can fix the problem themselves by exercising and eating right. It doesn't always work that way. There comes a time when the body due to age does not react as it once did. I have been hoping for some answers such as yours to be published.
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I even thought about posting the different types of enhancement to help the guys. The research continues as I haven't found any that doesn't have any side effects.
I appreciate you leaving the name and will do some dnd myself. Wow, for a moment I thought I'd clicked on my own relationship blog You've dealt with this topic very well. Sadly, this happens to so many marriages.
Oddly, people think it's usually the woman who refuses sex in marriage, but sometimes it can be the man too. Both parties have to be willing, but people can regain that part of their relationship with hard and dedicated work.
Thanks Anne, it is a subject which is very touchy. My BG is more on the shy side as opposed to me so it is terribly harder in many ways for her to talk about such intimate situations to her husband.
It is a good thing she is neither in my blogging circle, or the parents circle. Thanks for the advice, you wrote many relationship articles and therefore know this subject well. I too believe both people have to want it to happen. Even though we both said that we want to try to make things work.
My wife seems very disinterested. For example: I am the one who has to come up with ideas. I am the one that thinks for the both of us in what we can do to revive the relationship. It gets old. Forgive me, but sometimes I think I rather spend all the time I am trying to make it work, on spending time finding a new mate that has the same interest That's a shame when only one side truly tries. Sometimes it is hard Paul to find equality in a relationship, but I hope that your love is strong enough to find generosity so that you both can work them out.
My sex life started falling apart right before we got engaged. I thought proposing would reinvigorate the relationship. Instead, the sex just disappeared further with the stress of planning a wedding. Once we were married, my wife felt secure in the relationship and essentially stopped being sexual in any way, shape, or form.
Rather than take the hint, I trucked on trying to do anything to improve the relationship. We eventually had an amazing little girl and now are sex life is really, really gone kids will do that. Years later, I'm just a prisoner in a depressing relationship. I now obsess over the fact that there is no sex in our relationship, and I can't focus, I can't sleep, I constantly watch porn for release, and my wife and I fight constantly.
If you don't want to go through what the women on this article is going through, then save yourself. If you know this going in and have plans then it should not matter, if you don't have plans, then I would say start making some right away. I am sure you have your reasons as to why you are getting married knowing this person will provide not sex, but is it worth it? Life already has so much complications why invite a major major problem into your life?
Ann Lyken the reason people tend to think it is mostly the woman who goes off sex is because women are afraid to speak up when it is the man who goes off sex. Because we live in a society where women are blamed when going off sex for a short while after childbirth.
Women are also blamed when their husbands dont want sex anymore "oh if only she hadnt put on so much weight or taken better care of herself.
Also if women speak up about their sexual needs they are slut shamed. So more women suffer in silence about this than men do.
Thats why it looks like its more common for the woman to go off sex because men speak up much more when they are being deprived of it because they are NOT slut shamed. They are also less likely to get derogatory comments made about their appearance and less likely to get their wife not wanting sex with them blamed on them or their appearance. Last year a magazine here in the UK called Easy Living ran a big article about sexless marriages.
In the article therapist Andrew G Marshall said that the amount of men and women going off sex was a pretty even split and that it is a myth that it is mostly women who go off it. Anonymous I think it's also worth knowing that imbalances in hormones more likely in women can cause a woman to feel drab and disinterested in many things - sex included.
However, other things can happen in a relationship that makes the woman turn off her partner. On the side of the men, they are susceptible to illnesses and dysfunction too. I don't think women are necessarily afraid to speak up. We're more patient and feel that the relationship is more than sex. We want to believe that if we wait long enough things will even themselves out. We get pleasure from 'just cuddling' and emotional closeness so the absence of sex takes a longer time to kick in.
Having said that, I won't advice anyone to enter into a sexless marriage. It will matter in the future even if you don't think it matters now. Same here. Roommate situation, getting ready to leave. The economy is really a problem. Unsure when to do it. It's years overdue. Femininity feeling is gone here. But on the flip side, through past memory, 20 year marriage -I only attribute technically a few years though and have been looking Have someone - or so I thought, now.
I have yet to find a man interested in sex. Even when I was in my 20's. So the woman that state 'my guy is all over me' or 'it's constant'. Good for you. I've never met a man like this.
Must be me and my looks, or body, or my great sexual confidence. Plus the fact I don't sleep with men on the first, second, etc. So I guess to win sexually, I need to be a skank. IM sorry Ann but that reply you have given is full of damaging stereotypes. There are men who just dont like sex and there are women who love it. In my case he hasnt even held my hand for 17 years.
If you look again through what Sage has posted she points out a case where the woman tries to communicate with her husband and he laughs about their brief encounters Yes he laughs at her. His laughter lets his wife know that she doesnt matter and is also a subtle form of slut shaming. It also shows that he thinks of her as a receptacle to have sex ON rather than WITH when he does deign to "grace her with it" When women do speak up about these situations they are subtly or directly slut shamed.
Because that keeps them nice and quiet and meekly accepting the status quo. In the case of the first one, I think there is a better chance of solution.
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They can go to therapy or take pills or watch videos or any combination of the above. Maybe he has some secret fantasies that if she could fulfill, then their sex life would get back on track. The key thing is that she has to be part of the solution. If she just finger points to him and tells him that it's his problem and he needs to figure out a solution, nothing will happen.
In the case of the second one, it is more difficult. You can't force attraction. She may be perfect "on paper" in every way - pretty face, great body, loving personality, well educated, etc. Or maybe he was physically attracted to her initially, but then it wore off over time and replaced with more of a friendship.
I think that's pretty common with a lot of couples. Once you see the same person day in and day out, having to deal with all the usual stuff of daily life and see them clipping their toenails, it can be pretty hard to have that same attraction that you initially had.
It can also be a combination of the two. They need to have some honest and probably difficult conversations or continue to put their head in the sand and ignore reality and hope that it will somehow magically fix itself. Thank you for writing in and giving your feedback as a man.
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You sound like a man, so I am going at this reply as if you are. Often, it is very difficult to "talk" to ANY man that is part of your life since they always classify the disscussions to be "nagging. Totally understand that overtime, the meal that we so loved - for me it is Krung Thai special salad, isn't as appetizing this year as was last year.
Your point though about her being part of the solution is an absolutely great advice. She did try to offer drugs as a solution to make it less of an effort. I don't know why he dismissed it, probably a combination of the fact that he doesn't thinks he needs it or that the side effects was too much for him? I think there are other things he can try?
It also helps if the man has a higher libido than a woman. He would do an ugly girl too if it was just sex. Again, thanks Stud Muffin and hope you will write back again. I was told that people are not meant to be with one partner for the rest of their lives and still have the excitement and lust in sex. Does anyone here think that way? I know that overtime everyone gets immune to the same thing. Is there anyone that is exception to this saying?
I have to admit, that saying is not too far from being truth at least in my circle of friends, anyways. I do agree with you Maggie that after so many years we tend to take one another for granted.
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Couples settled into routines and it is hard to keep the excitement alive, but there are books and therapy for those who want to explore possibilities. Perhaps you might want to check with Amazon or Barns and Nobles on relationship tips. I came across this post and wanted to contribute. I have many patients who are not happy with their sex life. They will not tell the physicians the whole truth. So those are my stats here.
Hopefully this will shed some light for those of who wishes to understand why your mates are not having sex. Life is fine if we don't expect sex or talk about sex with each other. I really talk to no one about my situation. It has been more than 11 years, and I am almost numb. I think about it occasionally, and wondered if my husband might be having sex else where. At this point, it is either I leave or I stay, so I chose to stay and ignore, but it never goes away!
Your sexless time length sounds impossible for a normal relationship. I don't have all the back ground of your story but it would be a very hard thing for me to take. Ignoring only works for a short time as you said, it's still with you.
I feel for you eventhough you didn't dislosed a lot. I hope you will find an escape soon or by the grace of God, things will work out for you both.
Miracles exist. Most men are sex animals. It's like second nature to them. Usually, a man totally enjoys fullfilling his wife's sexual needs before his own. He sounds like he simply isn't sensitive to her needs or perhaps even embarssed to address them dispite the joking. Who initates the love making? Maybe, she needs to start things off with a little show of her own.
This may be want he needs to get the picture. I want a show for everytime too. Don't you? That would be so much more fun than the mundaine stuff. Meaning they are dogs, and will have sex with whoever. They are usually not nice and giving, the nice ones are timid and shy and they are certainly not aggressive in bed. So are we saying there are two distinctive kinds of males, aggressive and timid? The aggressive males are always the one thought to have the higher sex drive and the timid ones less?
I think both timid or aggressive can have high sex drives, the aggressive one probably act on it more.
I think sex is more difficult for men. We have to get aroused and stay aroused. It can be a lot of pressure, and sometimes if things have not gone well with a woman in the past, the pressure feels times greater and it makes it even worse. I definitely understand the comment about how the woman's offer to help can be perceived as nagging, especially because this is a very sensitive subject, and simply talking about it can put even more pressure on the guy.
It's really difficult to break the cycle. The best thing is to not overthink it, just relax and let nature take its course. Most men are very visual. If they're not physically attracted to the woman, it's very difficult to make it work. I think physical attraction is also important for women, but I don't think it's as important.
Women are usually not as superficial as men and look for other things beyond his looks, such as love. Otherwise what else explains how all these ugly guys are getting laid? Look at the covers of men's magazines Playboy, etc - what do you see? Beautiful women. Looks at the covers of women's magazines Cosmo, etc - what do you see?
Beautiful women! If I was a woman, I would definitely be a lesbian : I do agree with Cathy's comment about men wanting to fulfilling their woman's needs before their own. It may not be the case when men are 20 years old and trying to hump anything that moves, but as they become older and less selfish lovers, it definitely changes. But ladies, we also need you to help. Sex with "the good wife" is boring; sex with "the bad girl" is more fun. And isn't sex supposed to be FUN?
BG may be the most beautiful woman in the world, but her man may be tired of the same old look and routine it even happens to Halle Berry and Eva Longoria, right? My recommendation to her is to break out of the routine, spice things up, be a bad girl, go to Victoria's Secret and buy a bunch of trashy stuff, then the two of them should get of the house and go somewhere and boink each others' brains out.
You've summed it up. I heard this before from my SO. Men are more visual, et. Forgive me, but I think men are more complicated and requires too much maintenance than women. I am am simple when it comes to everyday life, I know what I have to do, and I just do the right things, and everything else falls into place.
When the situation calls for more thinnking then I stop and work on it, but unless it requires some extra help, I am not slacking. Very interesting discussion and article. I think he is either simply selfish, afraid, or hiding another life he wants to have, but then I could be wrong. Doesn't seem like he wants to try much though and using jokes to cover the situation just makes it worse.
I totally understand about her being shy. I'm that way. My husband and I do not have a healthy sex life. I don't feel inclined to have sex with him, not because I fiind him unattractive, but because things are not well with our relationship.
He doesn't seem to put much care into being with us and helping and participating and all he wants to do is for me to climb into bed. That doesn't sit well with me and I promise if he was up and about and took care of himself and take part in the daily life of our family, we'd be a whole lot closer and more loving and sex wouldn't seem like a chore to me.
Too much long story Sometimes I think like that woman I read about in the forum- link in the article. I think he might be wondering about his sexual preference. This happens all the time now aday becuase people are more free to explore their needs.
I think when things are not great, it is understandable. What really puzzles me about her situation is they are great together - at least in front of me and SO. Thanks for sharing your situation. I take it back, I m still hopeful for BG and for you!
As a guy in the opposite scenario, I've always been helpful around the house, do most of the cooking and child care, and I'm always trying to do fun activities, trips, etc and get my wife to join me. However, as our sex life fell apart my wife blamed it on stress from having to work then do chores around the house.
I abided, and then I was doing a vast majority of the house work, plus holding down a job of my own. After months of bending over backwards for my wife to relieve her stress so we could have sex more there was NO change in her attitude toward our sex life. She still wasn't interested. So, the result was me just shutting her out of my life emotionally. I stopped doing the extra work.
I started spending hours at the gym, hiking, running errands, just driving around the neighborhood listening to the radio anything to pass the time AWAY from her. It was my way of saying, "I did my part and you still neglected me, so now you can go F-yourself, by yourself. Make it hot and dirty, and he will certainly be more interested in spending time with his lover and wife. I'll tell you ALL the truth right now - either he's having an affair or about to.
End of story. I don't know one guy who doesn't want to have sex with his wife at some stage. No one I know who is healthy is not keen to at least prove himself - that doesn't sound good to women I know but there are plenty of men out there that take sex this way. Also, to all the beautiful women that have replied in this article, where were you when I was looking for a partner - I have a high sex drive and low drive partner Will not cheat, cannot do it, but there is a situation looming I can just tell.
Men and women are different I agree but we are supposed to be, remember?
Isn't that part of the fun to find out what makes eachother tick so to speak? I personally feel that if you find yourself in a sexless relationship for a long period - get out. Just get out. Be honest with yourself first. Life is too short and most people will always find excuses for their selfish behaviour - run and find something for yourself. So deep. So true. I really never thought of a sexless relationship as being abusive.
But it is. Everything you said in this article is so true. Thanks for your comment. I hope you felt some comfort in what has been shared here. My experience and that of my friends, is that it's e guys who lose interest It's an urban myth perpetuated by male ego that puts women at 'fault' on this one.
I've had 4 long term relationshipseach time the male has lost interest, not me. I'm attractive and in great shape so it's nothing to do woth that.
Long term monogamy is not natural now that we live so long, and women have choice. Thanks for leaving your comment. I heard the same philosophy when I first stepped out into the world of dating. It shocked me and shattered my innocence towards love and happily ever after. Now, the older I get, the more I believe the monogamy is not natural to be true. Humans are not made to not be weary or become tire of the same repetitiousness. We are made for changes, and adaptable to new. I cried reading this, it's so true.
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I'm about to marry someone I'm in a sexless relationship with and I know I can't do it anymore. I love him and cherish him but its not worth it to live so unhappy. The whole post reminds me of myself and it scares me. It is very difficult to be in a sexless relationship if you enjoy sex. If you have been with him for a long time already, I can't imagine that you would want to endure the rest of your life like that.
This relationship was not a sexless one at first, but did become sexless over time, and it was a conscious decision made on both of our behalves per the Spiritual calling on my person's thatliz.com: Kelly Gonsalves. Sexless Relationships A sexless relationship can be painful but not necessarily hopeless. Posted Jan 23, SHARE. TWEET. EMAIL. 83 COMMENTS. If you need help with phrasing, seek guidance with a professional A sex therapist who specializes in relationship and sexual difficulties can help you understand what factors led to the sexless.
It could work out, but he has to be extremely understanding. I can only imagine what it is like to be in such predicament. I truly hope you will sort it out soon, we only have the one life we are given. And the good years go fast. I think it gets worst when the man gets older too. My husband's desires to have sex dropped off a lot more when he turned 49, and now in his 50's, he is not interested at all. If you are not having sex, oh boy, make sure you are completely content with this before you marry him.
This article is my life. My dh and I are "that couple" We are both good looking, successful, social. But if he never had sex again, it would be ok with him. I noticed when we were first dating that he seemed timid in bed Which was crazy to me, because he was 35, and gorgeous, and his history was one of relationships that lasted about a year.
He told me all his relationships ended when the woman wanted a committment, and he just didn't want to get married. Until me. I hated that he had a lower drive than me, but I adored him, adored him I will live with that, and maybe we can work on it. But it got less and less I mean, I have put his hand on my breast, and he has kissed my forehead and pulled his hand away.
We actually went for more than 2 years without sex. We have been married for 8 years. I adore him still, and want to die with him I wanted a big family, I wanted to be with someone that I am bonded with in an intimate way. He is so good to me in every way He says he loves me, please don't leave him, etc He has been to doctors, no issues hormonally or otherwiseshrinks I have never been in so much pain This last comment just hit me in the head.
I can't believe the similarities in the relationship and my own. I am also very frustrated that I feel like I am trapped. I have children and they are still young. I do not want them to go without a father around or split the custody. Yet, I am so, so, so lonely sometimes that I lost sight of the priorities. When these times hit, I just want to take a sleeping pill and not have to deal with it. It is so terrible to think that while sex should come naturally and spontaneously between two people, sexless is killing me slowly.
Thank you both for your comments. I really appreciate that you're sharing. Anonymous, as I was reading your story everything sounded perfect. Your man seemed like a great guy, compatible, and wonderful, yet, there is the sex issue. How is this possible? After this post, I found that there are many males who became disinterested I hate to say it, could he be homosexual and not wanting to come out?
Sorry, I had to bring this up, since I know a few that had been through this same issue, and the guys were handsome. I believe that the misery caused by someone we love is harder to deal with than the misery that we put upon ourselves. We don't need anyone to make us feel bad, life in general will already take care of our shares. Julie: I feel like if there is a happy medium, if the guys would allow the women to have sex with others, since they don't want it, then it would solve a lot of the problems.
Unfortunately, the guys are too proud, and there are also the chances that the women might not stay around in the marriage if they found a sex buddy, or the sex buddy could turn psycho and want more. I wish you well everyday and that you don't have many of those nights. Very best regards, Amanda. I am in the same boat. I have been married for 11 years to a really wonderful man. He was never an animal in bed but during the first years of our marriage, we would have sex once or twice a week and he would always take the time to please me, even if it took a long time.
I lost all my pregnancy weight within about 18 months and bought new clothes, beautiful underwear. I have always taken good care of myself.
Even though I am no beauty queen, people often comment on how good I look I stay fit, I dress nice and I wear a little makeup, have beautiful long hair. About 2 years after my daughter was born, I noticed that my husband avoided sex. For years, we had sex about times per year and I was the initiator.
About 5 years ago, I brought up the subject and tried to find out what the problem was. He would never have a clear answer; sometimes he would say he was tired or another time he would say he does not know. For years, I would go and see him in his room we have separate rooms since he snores too muchI would lie besides him and nothing would happen.
Or, I would make it clear I wanted to make love, but he would say 'I am tired I am sorry'. I would go back to my room crying. Years went by and the situation got worse. I need to point out that during all these years, we never fought We get along so nicely and there is a lot of mutual respect between us. We kiss, we hug, we say we love each other.
So go figure. Anyhow, 2 years ago, I brought up the subject again since the situation was deteriorating even more. He then gave excuses such as money, stress, and so on. Last year, it got even worse and he gave me the following excuse: he though I should not have bought a horse when he told me this was a bad idea I realized that maybe he was punishing me.
I have 7 years of university and I bring my fair share of money to this marriage. I am a very good mom and I chose to work from home in order to take better care of my daughter. I am home when she comes back from school I am there when she is sick.
At one point I realized I was going head over heels trying to please him Maybe if I make more money? About a month ago, I brought up the subject again. Without crying.
There's no drama, no fighting. You've been together for years, raised kids and pets. The love is still there, but the spark just isn't. As months drift into years, you realize: You're in a sexless. Jun 28, "In the beginning of a relationship, many couples make it a priority to have sex," Dr. Varma says. "Over time, we become habituated and desensitized to the novelty of it all, and there is a more common, deeper sense of knowing someone." Douglas adds that droughts are normal. A sexless marriage can survive. And after being in a sexless relationship, I knew what my emotional and sexual needs now were. It's my hope that no one else will experience this kind of pain, but if I hadn't been in that relationship I wouldn't have been forced to understand what I wasn't willing to put up with.
I need to point out that every time we talked about this, I was always calm crying sometimes but not always and I never, ever said it was his fault or that something was wrong with him. I would always say things like 'we need to talk about this. I even told him to tell me if he is not attracted to me anymore I told him I would be ok to hear this, as I need the truth.
His latest reply was that things like money or other stuff sometimes stress him out Now, I am up to the point where even if he wants sex, I will not have it. I have now become very cold and withdrawn with this matter. However, we function very well in the household Last year, an ex got in touch with me and he has been calling. He is very attracted to me.
I have not seen him face to face because he is too far away. I would never cheat on my husband. However, I am thinking of getting a place of my own in order to live my own life. I have a 10 year old daughter and this is the only thing that restrains me from moving out. I have enough money to live on my own. I find the situation quite sad since we always thought we were soul mates and he is very nice to me if you ignore the sex part.
He is an incredible dad and he has always supported me in all of my projects, just like I have done for him. To sum it up, we are the perfect couple, minus the sex issue. I have suggested counseling but he has never agreed. Your thoughts would be really appreciated.
It is so sad to hear this, as it sounded like a lot of GOOD years had gone by for both of you. The good years of your lives, just wasted. Youth is something not to be taken granted for. It is selfish love when you see your love one hurt and not deal with it. I don't know about other people here, but if my SO is bothered about something, I want to help him solve it. If it's his job, I would help him look for another job for example. If I am sad, my SO would ask me why and try to cheer me up. You get the idea.
It is not fair for you to constantly be the one to bring up the subject. If you want to know what some people think it could be the problem with him, I have a couple of guesses: 1 he could have ED and don't want to face it. People like this will still love you and be their wonderful self, but since they don't want to admit that they have a problem, they avoid talking about it. They avoid having to do anything about it, which is completely wrong even to the point of stupidity since if they are willing to help themselves, not only they could continue to enjoy the good things in life but also make their mate very happy.
Amanda, I have asked him SO many times if he is gay. He says no. I just don't know anymore. I should say, and this may be a bigger factor than I understand that he suffers with ED.
I know that most of the causes of ED are physiological, and I know that that must be a terribly difficult position for a guy So what I think he has created so many barriers in his mind. Words cannot describe how I love this man. And I fear that in order to have any chance at happiness, I will have to leave him, and leave this life we have built.
There are also couples who have relationships where sex was never a key component, and they view their partner as a companion and friend rather than a romantic mate.
In addition, there are couples who lose sexual desire for one another after infidelity, as the betrayal and broken trust seem to break the desire to be intimate going forward. Many people view the desire and frequency of sex with their mate as a barometer of how the relationship is going.
For instance, if you're very into the idea of having sex with your partner and are regularly engaging in intimate acts with them, then you're keeping your connection and relationship strong.
However, if you've suddenly lost the desire to have sex with your partner or you're rarely intimate with one another, this may be an indicator that your connection is fading, and your relationship has become more platonic than romantic. If you're wondering if you should stay in a sexless relationship, you need to assess how important sex is to you. For others, having an emotional connection with their partner is enough to sustain a meaningful, successful, and long-lasting relationship.
There are also other options, as many couples have an agreed-upon type of open relationship where they're able to have their sexual needs met outside of their relationship with their partner, but they still remain fully committed to her or him.
When it comes to sex in a relationship, the bottom line is that you have to do what's best for you. There's no cookie-cutter answer, as it simply depends on the importance you personally place on sex.
Some of the best steps for couples in sexless relationships are to talk openly and honestly with one another, as well as seek out counseling and support from a professional. Relationship Experts Explain.