It's incredibly frustrating when your wife rejects you sexually. It's a major ego bust. You may have thoughts like, "Am I not good enough? What's the matter? Why don't you want to make love to me?"
Your husband rejects you sexually. There must be all kinds of things going through your head. You're thinking, "I need sex too. I need fulfillment. Why does he not want me anymore?"
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.
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.