What if he does not want to talk about it
While I don't disagree with the points made in this article regarding pressure, feeling obligated, non-sexual touch etc, I do think the article is incomplete. I would suggest that the wife consider visiting with a trusted ob/gyn regarding her lack of sexual desire. Lack of interest in sex is not that uncommon in older women, and can arise, in part, from the hormonal changes following childbirth and accompanying menopause and perimenopause. If the desire was there early in the relationship, but has faded with time and the birth of children, there can be an underlying hormonal contributor, in addition to the psychological factors discussed in the article. If there is a hormonal component, it may be treatable with hormone replacement therapy, including the use of low level testosterone supplementation.
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