Sexless marriages: a rising trend?
How many Australians are coping with a sexless marriage?
Why could this be happening?
Why communication is NOT happening
The (possibly negative) ramifications of a sexless marriage
What can you do to help the situation?
- A good first port of call is a counsellor or sex therapist, who may also refer you on to a sexual health physician if the problem is physical.
- Talk things out as a couple. "The most crucial thing is to get couples communicating," says Matty Silver. "Talking about sex is one of the most difficult things a couple can do, but how can you learn what is going on with your partner if you don't talk to each other?"
- Make a healthy sex life a priority in your relationship. "Sex is what differentiates you from all the other women in your partner's life. He comes home and sleeps with you. It's that reconnection," says Katie.