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Ah, the curse of mismatched sex drives. It can be brutal. You feel irritated, neglected, and rejected.
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.
When life gets busy, one of the first things to go in a relationship is sex. Couples are too tired, too full, too stressed, too distracted. Simply put: not in the mood. We get it -- there are a million and one legitimate reasons not to have sex tonight, tomorrow or the day after that.
Sexual difficulties are among the most common difficulties in marriages. Underneath it all, though, is usually a big misunderstanding. There are usually a lot of other reasons that they want to have sex with you.
Let me make something clear up front. You might be tempted to think that there would never be a time when you, as a man, would turn down the sexual advances of your wife. Or, if for some reason you did, your rejection would be as rare as the appearance of an albino zebra.
Of course, for all of us there will be times when we genuinely are too tired to even think about sex - but if this becomes a constant theme in your relationship, it's important to address it. For many people, a satisfying sex life is important to ensure closeness and intimacy in a relationship. If one partner feels they are constantly being turned down or pushed away, it can lead to issues.
A spreadsheet with three columns headed "Date", "Sex? Her husband emailed it to her as she left for a business trip, choosing this moment to detail her reasons for declining his advances over the previous month, with some notes on her rebuttals: "'I'm watching the show' Friends re-run " and "'I'm trying to watch the movie' fell asleep 15min later ". Two writers give their thoughts on this approach to gender relations.
By Crystal Ponti. December 27, pm Updated December 27, pm. Earlier this year, I was in a state of extreme sleep deprivation.