Sexless marriages on the increase!

How do you advise a couple who have not had sex together for close to two years? This was one of the interventions I had over the week. Both are under 50 years of age and have been married for less than 20 years. They are both committed to the welfare of their three lovely… Continue reading Sexless marriages on the increase!

Sexlessish Marriage Less Sexless During Affair

I’m a thirty-something hetero female, married for almost 16 years with three kids. Like many couples who have been together a long time, my husband and I have grown apart. I know this can be improved but there is part of the relationship that I am not sure can be fixed. Specifically, I have zero… Continue reading Sexlessish Marriage Less Sexless During Affair

Is sex really the secret to a happy marriage?

Sex seems to be one of those topics that can take on a life of its own. Whether we’re seeing it played out in movies by Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson in Something’s Gotta Give, reading about it in graphic detail in popular books like 50 Shades of Grey, or hearing about George Clooney’s latest… Continue reading Is sex really the secret to a happy marriage?

6 Month Relationship Turns Sexless

I have been seeing a guy for about six months now and he is great — intelligent, attractive, creative, and hilarious. We behave like a couple in all ways, but our relationship is at the moment sexless. Over the duration of us seeing each other, we have only ever had sex twice, the second time… Continue reading 6 Month Relationship Turns Sexless

The Brutal Truth About Sexless Marriages

  Experts sound in on sexless marriage and long-term love. Jennifer* didn’t have sex with her ex-husband on their wedding night. “I chalked it up to fatigue,” she says. “But should it have been a red flag?” Well, maybe. It’s not that it didn’t happen that one night that was the problem; it’s that it… Continue reading The Brutal Truth About Sexless Marriages

Dealing With a Sexless Marriage and Deciding When to Walk Away

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Few people walk down the aisle expecting their marriage to be sexless, but whether your love life has dwindled over time or there has always been a disconnect, you don’t have to settle for a dead bedroom. Here are some expert-approved tips for getting your sex life back on track—and for working out when it’s… Continue reading Dealing With a Sexless Marriage and Deciding When to Walk Away

Finding Joy in the Sexless Marriage

Why do relationships become sexless and how do couples cope? We’ve come to assume that the long-term intimate relationship involves physical as well as emotional closeness. However, couples may decide for a variety of reasons that sex is not a key feature of their particular relationship. Over time, some may evolve through a set of… Continue reading Finding Joy in the Sexless Marriage

Sexless Japan

Japan is well known for many things, and its obsession with sex is one of them. It has one of the most robust pornographic and adult-toy industries in the world and airs TV commercials for items as banal as candy that feature sexually suggestive themes. It even has an annual fertility festival that parades two… Continue reading Sexless Japan

A Mormon Sleuth Confronts An LGBT Case In ‘His Right Hand’

Mette Ivie Harrison swung for the fences, connecting with readers and critics, in her debut mystery, “The Bishop’s Wife,” an insider’s look at marriage and small-town life in a Mormon enclave in Draper, Utah. Linda Wallheim, Harrison’s middle-aged sleuth, possessed a refreshingly independent streak at odds with her conservative faith, making her an insightful guide… Continue reading A Mormon Sleuth Confronts An LGBT Case In ‘His Right Hand’

Survey Says Sexlessness Sucks

I have haunted relationship forums and scoured books and articles about monogamous relationships for a long time. One relationship pattern that appears over and over is the sexless relationship. I created an online survey for the higher drive partners in sexless relationships for this series of blog posts because my hope is that by hearing… Continue reading Survey Says Sexlessness Sucks