I am 25 years old and have been married for 2 years. My husband and I are best friends and get along beautifully, we rarely fight and have tremendous respect for one another. While we were dating and in the beginning of our marriage we had sex very frequently, about 5 times a week. About 6 months into our marriage the frequency of sex started to slow down significantly. At first I didn't think much of it because we were still being intimate, just not as often. I felt like it was expected/normal in a marriage, but here it is 2 years in and we haven't had sex in 8 months. In the past year we have been intimate about 5 times. I have had several discussions with my husband about this and he assures me he is still attracted to me and I know he isn't cheating. Before you assume I've let myself go, I'm still a size 2 (same as when he met me). He says he's really stressed out at work and wants a job change which is making him depressed, he also says he's insecure and self conscious about his body so he hasn't wanted sex as much. Even though we get along great and I love him dearly, I can't help but feel rejected and unattractive. I've started to resent him and feel myself becoming impatient and cold. I know he's embarrassed/ashamed/feels like less of a man so I'm sympathetic but at the same time, I'm very concerned for our future. I hate feeling this way and want my old husband back!! HELPView Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.
Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.