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I Choose to Be Faithful In a Sexless Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 264 People

    The Xbox Is Killing My Marriage.

    I threw out all types of hints today.  I was seductive.  I was loving.  He overlooked every advance.  I was furious.  I went up and unplugged the game (yep right in the middle of him playing).   I yelled, I screamed and I banged around a...
    onmyown2009 onmyown2009 36-40, F 9 Responses Oct 20, 2009

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    I Love The Title Of This Topic

    "I Choose" Yes, i have chosen to be in a celibate marriage I love my wife very much She has mullerian agnesis - which means she has no vagina or uterus (but yes she has ovaries) She is very warm loving and supportive - and i like hugging and cuddling with her.
    shreem75 shreem75 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 16, 2012

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    My Goodness, My Faith!

    Yes I do believe that faith is very important. I want goodness in my heart and want to share rare and refined experiences in my life. I hope that my faithfulness is my strength. I've seen so many friends/family live together in sexless marriages but they survived. Sometimes it...
    musicinme musicinme 56-60, F Mar 9, 2013

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    Another Point Of View

    I got involved in a marriage for all of the wrong reasons and have stayed in it.  I felt pressured by a religious situation to get married and I met someone  with the same religious pressure  who was so desperate to get married that she misrepresented who she was to me.  And...
    blaze3 blaze3 56-60, M 6 Responses Aug 23, 2011

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    Lies Ans Pain.

    My story would take for ever but in brief I have lived in a sexless marriage for 16 months.  My marriage has been plagued with problems but I chose to try and overcome these as I knew my husband loved me and I loved him and we led a good life traveling and enjoying the same...
    moontears moontears 51-55, F 9 Responses Sep 11, 2010

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    Now I No Longer Believe Marriage Is Supposed to Make Me Happy

    I've been frustrated, hurt and confused for a long time, but no more. I think I achieved personal enlightenment. I'm not trying to say I've got it all figured out for you and your situation, but for my part I am 95 percent relaxed, happy, fulfilled and still love and enjoy my...
    realrightnow realrightnow 21-25, F 6 Responses Jul 3, 2008

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    I have read many posts now,

    and I cannot claim to know what is the best route for others. I love my wife and I have amazing young kids, but our problem with sex goes back from long before the kids, and has been there for years. There was a long time where I would approach her and she never would want...
    travelight travelight 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 20

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    Nothing Going On.

     I never though it would end up like this, day after day week after week,year after year  not a hand shake, kiss, or even a hug.  My marriage life has come to a complete stand still. As a woman you would think it would not take much to get your man in bed for more than a...
    katnaps katnaps 51-55, F 15 Responses Sep 21, 2011

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    Find It Harder Every Day

    I am faithful now in a completely sexless marriage. I find that to continue to do that is becoming increasingly difficult. Unfortunately, I have to depend on my wife's income. So, I cannot leave. I really do not want to hurt her by having an affair. So, I am kind of stuck in...
    OutOfPatience OutOfPatience 61-65, M 7 Responses Aug 5, 2011

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    I Choose To Be Faithful In A Sexless Marriage

    Similarly my husband has been chronically ill with heart disease & cancer, now in remission and is in no shape to have sex but our relationship still stands and he still shows me in many ways that he loves me, we have been together for 37 years tomorrow and I am his wife as well...
    waynenan29 waynenan29 51-55, F 4 Responses Dec 14, 2010

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    Fox In The Hen House

    I'm a little reluctant to write this, but I'm going for it anyway. I feel a bit like I've para-dropped behind enemy lines, and I'm about to be detected. Why? Because I represent the group that chose not to be faithful to a sexless marriage. I think what you are doing (remaining...
    TheWendigo TheWendigo 36-40, M 14 Responses Jun 13, 2011

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    In the Dark

    my husband hasnt touched me for two years he cant give me a reason i know hes not cheating and at first i felt hurt and rejected ect now its becoming normal to go without sex,i have never cheated on him but what is he thinking surely he has to imagine i might eventually if hes...
    hanginout hanginout 46-50 5 Responses Jul 3, 2008

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    Yes, I Choose To Be Faithful, But Shouldn't I Be Choosing Divorce?

    This is the hardest thing I have ever done, staying this this marriage. It's not only lacking sex, it's lacking companionship, spiritual connection, emotional connection - a CONNECTION. He's a good man, really. A nice man. But I'm so lonely.
    Amy100co Amy100co 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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    Faithfully Holding On to Hope

    Married 12 years, together for 19. Intimacy left about 13 years ago, but still very much in love with my wife. I love being around her, we have alot in common. I am now starting to understand the difference between sex and intimacy. I yearn for the emotional feeling of intimacy...
    cash65 cash65 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 3, 2009

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    I Miss You

    I dream about the closeness that we once shared your smile in the mornings, the smell of your hair; Laying next to me, and holding you tight, to look at your body, what a wonderful sight; Our passion for each other, was once unmatched, till the illness arrived, and our...
    SimplyK SimplyK 56-60, M 9 Responses Mar 18, 2013

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    Been married for 36 years.

    My wife is an ACOA adult child of alcoholic. Her parents messed her up bad. Did not realize it at first. She was like a faithful loving wife ready to serve my every wish for years. Then the children came and we were bussy. They are grown now and on their own leaving us with...
    in2mec in2mec 56-60, M 2 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    Not Me

    I just clicked on the not me... My spouse sure isn't being faithful (by rejecting and neglecting me sexually) so she doesn't deserve faithfulness from me. I would be faithful (a one woman man), but she is not interested so what's the point.
    JRSK007 JRSK007 51-55, M 4 Responses Oct 22, 2007

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    But I Come Here To Cope

    and hopefully 'play' a little. I'm still a man, although being in a sexless marriage is certainly a challenge to my manhood. I need to come here to feel alive sometimes.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 24, 2010

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    I love my wife and my kids

    but my wife has no interest in having sex with me. She would have sex if I initiated it but when I'm initiating all the time, it almost feels like I'm raping her. I just want her to show me some love once in a while. We don't even cuddle. She doesn't hug me or hold my hand. It's...
    jbeamer123789 jbeamer123789 31-35, M 4 Responses Apr 21

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    I Did

    for almost two decades. Now I have chosen to leave.  If I am being totally candid, its not really the lack of sex in itself.  It's all the other things that got me to that point.  For me it was the constant affairs, the lies, the crushing of me into someone I am not.  It took...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2013

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    Missing My Wife

    I am married, love my wife and she rejects me, it has been more than a month since we have been intimate. I am a faithful partner and want help to figure out how to adjust to her lack of desire towards me
    solaytriste solaytriste 41-45 2 Responses Feb 10, 2009

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    I chose to be faithful in my marriage.

    I'm beside myself in what to do next because I don't know if I can live like this anymore. In every other aspect our marriage is great. He is a good dad. He helps me around the house without me asking. Occasionally even helps me with laundry. Just that one area is lacking. It...
    hopefull2014 hopefull2014 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 23

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    Faithful By Choice, Sexless Not By Choice.

    My wife was diagnosed with stage 1 ovarian cancer many years ago. She was successfully treated, and has been given the all clear by the doctors. However, she needed a complete hysterectomy. This allowed her to survive, but it put an end to what was left of our sex life. She has...
    timothywgray timothywgray 41-45, M 17 Responses Sep 22, 2008

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    It's a Tough Decision

     Having sex all alone isn't the ideal that I sought when we got married.  But, I love her and don't want to hurt her by being unfaithful.
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 4 Responses Dec 26, 2008

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    Tough Times

    So, instead of trying to make myself out to be a man who is frustrated due to lack of intimacy, I have to focus on 'why' it is that there is lack of it. In life, there have been situations that have led me to believe that I was a victim or that I just lost total sense of...
    Mikahel Mikahel 36-40, M 6 Responses Aug 24, 2009

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    Does A Broken Childhood Home Equal A Broken Marriage?

    My wife comes from a broken home (dad who abandoned her forever at age 8 and a mom who is bipolar). Since our son was born 4 years ago, we have had little intimacy and have been married "friends". God brought us together and blessed us with our son(who is our everything...
    GreatHusband37 GreatHusband37 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 16, 2013

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    Making Love To Myself!

    I married a man that obviously only wanted me to bare his child. He stopped wanting to have sex with me after he got me pregnant. That was almost three years ago. I cried and suffered. I wanted to get married and have a healthy sex life. I wondered why is this happening to me...
    TrulyWhinehouse TrulyWhinehouse 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 30, 2012

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    Happy At Last!

    When I made my first story here. I was confused about being married to a practically no-libido, very sexually uptight man. Today, I am a happy satisfied woman. I had an epiphany, "Why am I looking to someone else to fulfill me?" I thought about it a long time. My husband is my...
    TrulyWhinehouse TrulyWhinehouse 31-35, F 8 Responses May 30, 2013

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    No Sex In This Marriage

    Well, it all just crazy life has drain the sex emotion out of us do to stress, family, work, we feel very lucky to still be togather after all the changes we have been through, now I have fibro diease, that lead to peridonal diease, that was started from depression just going to...
    deannzzee deannzzee 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 8, 2011

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    My Story

    I've posted a few other sexless marriage areas on EP.  I like this site.  there are so many that are where I am.  I'm 45 married 21 years to 41 yo wife.  We have 4 teenagers 15-20.My wife finally told me a few years back that she felt sex was a dirty chore, other than that...
    rv02tx rv02tx 46-50, M 5 Responses Sep 26, 2011

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    Struggle

    My husband and I have been married for 11 years.  Shortly after I had our daughter my sex drive dropped from every day (or more) to about once or twice a week.  He didn't appreciate that very much needless to say.  He wasn't mean, or nasty, or vindictive...
    ponii ponii 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 8, 2009

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    Bewildered

    I have been married to a wonderful man for nearly 15 years now.  He is my best friend in the world but it has been months since we have had sex.  He never had what you could call a high libido, but now I'm lucky if we have sex 4 times a year.  My husband is 14...
    Sacul Sacul 36-40, F 6 Responses Apr 15, 2008

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    Faithful And Sexless

    After eight years, you'd think I'd be tired of not having sex. You'd think why does this crazy, young, twenty-five year old girl who has her whole life ahead of her stay? Well Let me explain: 1. We had a sexless relationship before we got married( on a calendar, 6 times in one...
    nelliebum nelliebum 26-30, F 8 Responses Aug 15, 2013

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    I'm new to EP and have been reading a lot of

    different posts. I have to say that there are a lot of people out there living in sexless marriages. I really didn't know where to turn just to vent until I found EP. My wife and I work well together. We understand each other well. We have 2 small children (5 and 3 years old...
    allen8185 allen8185 26-30, M 1 Response May 18

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    Sexless But Faithful By Choice

    While in a sexless marriage I choose to be faithful.  It is a choice I have to make every day, and sometimes even moments of the day as well.  I choose to be faithful for my children's sake.  How do I teach them to be faithful to their future spouses if I choose to...
    adama adama 36-40, M 20 Responses Jul 19, 2007

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    Not Married To Her But Has An Eerie Resemblence

    I've been in a very close friendship with this much older lady friend. Once Upon A Time We were in a relationship but at the time She was living her 2nd adolescence. The so called real relationship lasted about 2 yearsish but She stated to Me that She wasn't going to be devoted...
    PitaBeeta76 PitaBeeta76 36-40, M Oct 15, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Hello everyone. I've not been here in over a year. If you read my other two post then I can tell you that nothing has changed. Same S different day as they say. It is now my...
    IrisROE IrisROE 56-60, F 14 Responses Aug 6

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    Neglect - One of the most important things I've learned from my decision to end my sexless marriage is that I will never again tolerate being neglected by my partner. We all...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    Moving on: I am packing up my office and my home this week. I am moving out of state and starting a new job. ( I have posted part of this update a little earlier.) But a posting...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 10 Responses Aug 7

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    I just came to EP, looking for solace as a OW. I found myself looking at "I live in a sexless marriage" stories. Made me think, 49k people have something to say. Maybe, just maybe...
    greeneyes41 greeneyes41 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I am in a sexless marriage that leaves that part of me completely unsatisfied, yet i cannot leave my husband because i love and respect him in every other way... I have a very high...
    AphroditeComplex AphroditeComplex 22-25, F 9 Responses Aug 9

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    I'm a woman age 40 in a sexless marriage. Married almost four years and I bet we haven't even had sex two dozen times; sleep in separate beds, but I love him still. Well, I've...
    blondi73 blondi73 36-40, F 9 Responses Aug 14

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    I'm sure we all have read the story of the guy who emailed his wife a spreadsheet of his failed attempts at sexual advances. I've read more than a few articles on the story...
    chuckdaly chuckdaly 36-40, M 12 Responses Aug 22

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    I live in a sexless marriage because I don't even have a husband and I'm not even married ._. ...... I live in a sexless marriage -crys
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 4

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    I have an idea that will solve all of our sexless marriage problems. Let's start a sexless marriage group meeting next door to the sexaholics anonymous meeting. If were lucky it...
    hoss350 hoss350 41-45, M 9 Responses Aug 16

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    Short comings, short sex drive, short of expressing love are all part of Sexless Marriage. Denial and refusal are very familiar. Pay attention to your spouse's messages. My s/m...
    musicinme musicinme 56-60, F 7 Responses Aug 19

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    I haven't had sex with my wife in almost a year. In the meantime I've cheated on her with other men about 6 times. After being not just sexless but affection less for over 6 months...
    Jasonpresten2 Jasonpresten2 31-35, M 8 Responses Aug 3

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    Hello...I just joined and I'm in a sexless marriage...UGH...I'm not really happy being in this marriage..this is not what I want in a marriage..there is no closeness with my...
    kimmmmmy kimmmmmy 41-45, F 31 Responses Aug 5

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    Here goes...I found EP doing a search about sexless marriages so here I am, my first story. I've been married 15 years to a man who in the beginning had me believing he could not...
    thescarletibis thescarletibis 41-45, F 14 Responses Aug 15

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    Bear with me because this may seem off topic, but it isn't. I've been recently thinking about death. Yesterday, my post sexless marriage lover had to put his beloved dog of 14...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 13 Responses Aug 21

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    Before my second marriage last year, we agreed it would be a sexless marriage. Companionship, travel, respect, and sharing are so important. We ask the Lord for His guidance and...
    Len1932 Len1932 70+, M 15 Responses Aug 4

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