By Tracey Cox for MailOnline. Men are often the ones who stop wanting sex in long-term relationships, says sex and relationship expert Tracey Cox. Indeed, UK counselling service Relate reported a 40 per cent increase from the previous decade in the number of men claiming to have gone off sex.
Is there something wrong with him? Is there something wrong with me? The answer to both is… Probably not!
Is he unhappy? Is he having an affair? Life can get hectic, and as a result, sex can hit the backburner.
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. While dry spells like these are common and usually resolve on their own once things stabilize, a prolonged and unexplained disinterest in sex can be harmful to a relationship and the general well-being of both partners.
What causes a man to lose interest in sex with his wife? It happens, and this is normal. The key here is finding out why, because not all couples have the same reasons.
Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones. Verified by Psychology Today. Married and Still Doing It.
We sent out Part 1 of this topic which focused on women not having sexand within minutes we started receiving comments from women complaining about their husbands not wanting sex. So many people wanted to know why I took the slanted approach of wives who are refusing their husbands. Honestly, I took that approach because that is what I have been seeing in my office in droves lately.
While you were dating and during the honeymoon years of your marriageyou lovebirds likely couldn't keep your hands off of each other. Physical attraction and sex are trademark signs of a healthy relationship, according to research published in the Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. But how does sexual intimacy between partners adapt with age? As men age, it's natural for them to experience a somewhat decreased sex drive, says Jeanne O'ConnellM.
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Recently, I received a message from a wife who was desperately looking for some advice. She shared with me that her husband is a kind, loving, and wonderful man in every way EXCEPT he rarely, if ever, wants to have sex with her. In fact, they have gone months at a time without making love, and the absence of intimacy and connection in their marriage is breaking her heart and making her resent her husband.