S ex is an important part of any relationship, but what happens if it stops? Last week, we looked at how you can get the spark back, with an article by Joan McFadden in which she offered advice to couples on how to cope with a lack of sex. At the beginning of a relationship, sex can be so easy, natural and exciting that it can feel a little sad that you might have to work at it, but the results can be well worth it. We also invited readers to share their thoughts and experiences. Here six people talk about what happens when passion leaves a relationship. When I got together with my now wife, the sex was fantastic.
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The way I see it, if you're not having sex in your marriage anymore, there's a problem. I know, not only because of the many patients who have told me about their issues, but because I have experienced it myself. I'll say it again: Busy or not busy, when sex is gone from an intimate relationship, it's a problem you're either experiencing—or it's one in the making. Of course, there are real and important reasons why couples stop having sex, often temporarily: after the birth of a baby, while caring for aging or sick parents, acute job stress, or a diagnosis or treatment for cancer or another condition—anything that throws you off your rhythm. And that's totally normal and should be expected.
The first time I laid eyes on Debbie, I was gobsmacked: golden hair, full lips, perfect body beneath a lemon-yellow summer dress. But the idea struck without warning: Marrying this woman would make my life perfect. Months of this.
Why do some couples sizzle while others fizzle? Social scientists are studying no-sex marriages for clues about what can go wrong in relationships. Married men and women, on average, have sex with their spouse 58 times a year, a little more than once a week, according to data collected from the General Social Survey, which has tracked the social behaviors of Americans since But there are wide variations in that number. Married people under 30 have sex about times a year.