If feeling emotionally or sexually rejected by your spouse has stolen your joy and made you feel like less of a person, then you're not crazy. And you're also not alone.
Sexual rejection not only affects how you feel about your sex life- it affects how you feel about your marriage. In fact, Dr. Joe Beam earned his PhD studying the correlation between marital satisfaction and sexual satisfaction. There is a world-wide consensus among researchers and therapists that marital satisfaction and sexual satisfaction are strongly connected.
If you’re asking questions or feel frustrated by the lack of love-making in your marriage, you aren’t alone. We would like to share with you some specific research about this.
It’s called the LovePath. It’s the process people go through [...]
Falling in love starts at the beginning of one path. [...]
In this program a couple tell their poignant story. Both had difficult [...]
I hear these phrases quite often, “Marriage is a lot of work,” and “marriage is hard.” I actually hate those phrases. Who wants that? They sound kind of hopeless, don’t you think? I understand what is meant by those phrases. They are meant to warn people that good marriages don’t happen by accident. Good marriages happen on purpose, by making good choices over a long period of time. Great marriages are not as much work as they are decisions. Read More.
Transparency. What a tricky, dangerous word. The truth is transparency is the key to an intimate marriage. In fact, I would argue, you simply cannot have intimacy without it.
I casually mentioned a trip my husband and I took to a bed and breakfast and she started sobbing. I reached out and took her hand, waiting until she had calmed down before I asked her to share with me what was wrong.