The problem with sexual withholding in a marriage has far less to do with actually having or not having sex and much more to do with misunderstanding. If most people have a difficult time talking about sex, they have even more difficulty talking about not having sex with the person that they allegedly love and desire…. According to Stephen Mitchell , sex is one of our most private experiences. It is one, however, we share in connection with another be it in fantasy or reality.
The Real Problem With Sexual Withholding in a Marriage
Withholding sex in a marriage is often an attempt to communicate anger or hurt, says Suzi Godson. You always hear about women not wanting sex in long-term relationships, but what if it is the other way round? What can I do? Any relationship counsellor will tell you that sexlessness is rarely anything to do with sex itself.
7 signs your partner resents you, from starting petty fights to withholding sex
Subscriber Account active since. If your partner starts fights over inconsequential things, he or she may resent you. Resentment is a type of unspoken anger that can poison otherwise happy relationships. It can stem from the perception that one partner has been treated unfairly or that the relationship is unbalanced in some way.
Have you ever had a wonderful day with your husband only to be rejected sexually at the end of the day? You lay in bed replaying the events of the day in your head. There were no arguments; you both appeared to be enjoying yourself. So, what happened to that loving man you spent the day with? Where is the man who seemed to be happy to be with you and eager to please?