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No Sex for 6 Months

This is really embarassing to write about but here goes. My husband and I have been married for 13 years and have always had a good sex life. I am a nurse and work night shift so I am gone 3 nights a week and he stays home with our 3 children. In the last year we have been through a lot as a family. We moved back to our hometown where my husband is trying to make a go at being self employed, so at this point, I am the main bread winner for our family which has never been the case before. He is stressed out about our money situation constantly, and I am just tired all the time. I still have a strong need to make love to him, but every time I try to initiate anything he says he is too tired. This has been going on now for 6 months, and I am now afraid of trying because of rejection. I love my husband and I know he loves me but I wonder if he feels attraction to me anymore. I know he can't be having an affair because when I work he has to be home and the other nights of the week he is home with me other than maybe one or two days a month when he plays cards with his friends. I have also gained a lot of weight after having two babies back to back, so I don't feel great about myself right now. I know this is an in depth question, but what can I do to get our romance back on track or are we doomed to be this way??

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have you had any time just you an him lately to reconnect? What about having soeone watch the kids for a weekend (or even just an evening) and show him that he is still just as important to you as ever. I have not been married nearly as long as you have but I think couples some times forget that relationships constantly need work and attention to stay exciting.

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Just a thought, but is your husband on any medication? Because I've heard that men who take meds for any blood pressure or heart problems have a really hard time of "getting it up", so to speak. Although you're a nurse and probably already know that. But maybe you just overlooked it. Just a thought.

Most likely, his ego has taken a huge slam for you being the bread winner. I get this from my husband when our funds are depleted. I think not having any money makes guys feel like they aren't sexy. But I don't beg. I say "I NEED IT RIGHT NOW! So what if we don't have money? I just want PENIS!" But then, I'm so blunt no one would expect anything less from me. You have to be honest and tell him you want his body. Tell him he looks nice...just treat him the way you'd want him to treat you. Talk to him the way you want him to talk to you. Or give him a "BJ alarm". Wake him up in the middle of the night with your tongue! Hey, you asked! He doesn't care how you look...most likely you're the only one with a problem. Brush your teeth, tell him you feel like being ravaged by his big sexy manliness and get it on!

I don't know from personal exper. but I know from people that when a women is the main money maker plus the one paying the bills, usually the men have a hard time not being the man of the house. Men like to be the one you need not the other way around. So try acting like you need him to fix something or open something and say what would i do without you and your so strong. Maybe you just need to get his self-a-steam up. Make date nights at least once a month helps my marriage so much. some times get the babysitter to watch the kids at her house and stay home, have some fun, where something..all these things are what all marriages need. My sex life was hard for along time once my son was born because of me, i felt like i couldn't be that way any more but me and my husband made date night and ever since then that night makes the hole month great. Let me know how it works out.

have you had any time just you an him lately to reconnect? What about having soeone watch the kids for a weekend (or even just an evening) and show him that he is still just as important to you as ever. I have not been married nearly as long as you have but I think couples some times forget that relationships constantly need work and attention to stay exciting.

Don't be embarrassed to feel the way you do. My advice is to talk to him about how he feels, but be truly honest with each other. The weight sounds more like your issue not his. It seems you know what the issues are so BOTH of you sit down and talk about it. You will probably be surprise what may be said. It may not be what you want to hear but never-the-less it needs to be said. Work on the weight for yourself and feel good about you. I guess what I'm trying to say is to sit down and talk to him. Let him know you love him and makes sure you put your doubts on the table. Just because you been married that long doesn't mean you become a mind reader for him or he for you. Keep the lines of communication open, set time alone for each other. Bring back the romance you had when you too started your relationship. Remember you were a couple before you were parents. Good Luck.

H.,
It sounds to me like he is depressed. He probably wants to provide for the family, but he is having to rely on your for provision right now, and that cannot be good. He probably doesn't feel like a man because he is not the breadwinner and unfortunately there are some men who cannot handle their wives making more than them period. I definitely think you need to express to him your concern that you feel you are drifting apart due to the lack of intimacy and you want to know what you can do to help get it back on track. Tell him that you need him in that way and that you don't want to go so long without sex and intimacy. I wouldn't bring up the depressed part unless there is not communication and he doesn't express that he sees a need. Continue to be patient with him, but if all else fails seek some counseling. A counselor can help bring the two of you back to each other. I do wish you the best.

Go to the book store and buy "The good girls guide to bad girl sex". It will change your life! Start reading it, get him involved when it gets to the parts that are more interesting for men (physical parts). This book will free your mind, soul, and body. I bought it and went on vacation with my folks. My mom grabbed it (54 yrs old)and hogged it the entire week. Her and my father have thanked me many times for bringing the book along, and they have been married for 30 years and still act like two kids in love. So if it did that for them it can definitely add to any bodies life. I have gotten half way through it and flip ahead to some important parts my mom said I needed to read immediately, and OH MY GOD my entire personal life is a dream. I am happy about my self, I know how to make myself happy (i had no idea how good it really could be before), I know how to make him emotionally and physically happy which I then get from him in return and it just continues to amplify. We are happier, the kids in return have happier parents, they are happier, we have to "hide" from our friends sometimes because they say we are so much fun and ..... it changed everything....definitely the best $16 I every spent. Also it targets every type of girl too, the timid and the wilder ones, it's not a "dirty sex book" its got great tips don't get me wrong. Like I said, it is a book for your body and soul. You can probably read it in about 2-3 weeks on your lunch break.

Good luck, I hope things get better! Your friend.

OMG H......we have identical lives....every detail is the same!!!!

Since we went thru the exact same thing, I was feeling the same way you are...unattractive, weight gain, rejection...etc.

Anyway, we went to therapy and found out that because my husband was sooooo stressed, he was anxious and tired, so he couldn't "get it up" so to speak, even when I was ready...the problem wasn't me, it was him....he did/does love me and still is attracted to me....so, don't blame yourself....can you try counseling or a quiet evening out to relax and talk honestly to each other?

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