Just the thought of having sex makes your head hurt, and maybe your heart as well. Many women in difficult marriages lack a desire for sexual intimacy with their mates. When a wife receives her husband during intercourse, she is, in a sense, allowing herself to be invaded by him —not just physically, but on emotional and spiritual levels, as well.
Every relationship can go through dry spells when your partner is suddenly less interested in sex than you. It may a short-term problem related to stress at work or other issues that have driven your partner to distraction. Even more commonly, a sudden, hectic schedule—ranging from end-of-year exams to a do-or-die work deadline—can leave your partner exhausted and uninterested in anything more than sleep or a night in front of the TV.
I separated from my wife a while ago. I've agreed to go back and try and save things, but I'm not sure I can. I was severely depressed last year and this made me intensely lonely.
Dear Polly. When that marriage began to unravel after almost a decade, the disruption it caused to my framework of personal value sent me into a downward spiral. I left my grad program, went AWOL on an internship I had worked years to get, and wound up unemployed and alone in a shitty studio apartment in my hometown. Then I met a woman, and you can guess what happened next — two years later, I was married again.
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In reality, things are usually much different, and one of the biggest things that guys seem to struggle with when it comes to marriage — if pop culture and Google searches are to be believed — is married sex. Add things like bills, kids and career woes to the mix, and you have a decidedly non-sexy scenario lined up. This person probably sees you at your best and worst, day in and day out.
If there is one common question that resides in the minds and hearts and pants of men, it is this:. We want them to actually like it. We want them to be in the mood for it.
Christian guys are no exception; no doubt many of you wives can confirm this! At the same time, sex is one of our biggest areas of frustration. But you already know that.
My partner and I have been together for 18 years and have two wonderful children and a happy life. Our sex life has never been as good as I would like, and this has been a cause of frustration for me. It has become much worse in the past few years.
It takes both of you to make it work and it is mutually beneficial for both parities. The Bible pretty much says that married folks should be having sex and lots of it. No, really it says that the only time to refrain from sex is for a period of time for fasting and praying and that is only for a period of time, otherwise the devil will use that to keep you apart. The reality?