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I Live In a Sexless Marriage

Support, stories, and advice from real married men and women without sex in their marriage. 50,938 People

    All That Glitters...

    I have read many of the stories here, and many seem to run along a typical theme. I am going to add my thoughts to those who are living in a sexless marriage, as I am, but who also speak of love and friendship with their partners -- who say they have a wonderful, warm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 550 Responses Apr 18, 2008

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    Not completely sexless

    but definitely have slowed way way way down. Still love my wife and she's my best friend but I have thought about seeking sex elsewhere...
    dezainah dezainah 46-50, M 10 Responses 5 days ago

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    What's A "beautiful Woman"??

    Nearly all woman are simply beautiful to me. The only turn offs I have are bad hygiene and bad attitudes. So ladies, please allow me to tell you about men like me. Some of you might now be aware we are out there because we SURELY are not going to act like a creep and TELL you...
    Drummer1013 Drummer1013 46-50, M 152 Responses Nov 15, 2012

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    Is This How She's Felt For The Past Ten Years?

    For the first ten years, it was pretty standard fare. I wanted, and she refused. I wanted desperately, I tried everything and anything. I really loved her, and wanted things to work at any cost. I couldn't understand why things weren't happening. How could she not reciprocate...
    TheWendigo TheWendigo 36-40, M 277 Responses Jun 29, 2011

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    Hello everyone. Well I too am in the sexless

    marriage. We have grown so far apart I swear it's like living with a stranger. 90% of the time he's in one room I'm in another. Rarely do we have sex. I know he's cheated because I have caught him red handed. We worked through if but now I suspect he's cheating again. He's...
    countrymama1992 countrymama1992 36-40, F 11 Responses 6 days ago

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    Reading so many stories.

    Everyone has their own truth. It's different for everyone but there are always similarities in our stories. I acknowledge that I haven't had a bona fide SM (10-12 per yr) but it's damn close. And even if it was more numerically, it was not close to being intimate or...
    MissInhard MissInhard 41-45, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm one step closer to being free.

    I've finished moving out of my married home. It hasn't sold yet, but it will. Showings have picked up again now that Spring is here. I just don't have to deal with them anymore. Not having to deal with the showings, has been a huge stress reliever for me. It was hard leaving my...
    Itsmytime2be Itsmytime2be 41-45, F 35 Responses Mar 31, 2015

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    2:59-3:15 http://www.

    rollingstone.com/music/news/watch-beyonces-surprise-new-video-formation-20160206 (Click on video link) I don't know about y'all - but I am looking forward to taking someone to Red Lobster!!! For those of you that are outside of the U.S. - this video is amazing (but maybe...
    jmx46578 jmx46578 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Refusing Sex = Emotional Abuse

    Withholding sex in a "loving" relationship is Emotional Abuse. Denying one's partner the bond which cultivates closeness and intimacy with them is Emotional Abuse. Whether their refusal is due to mental illness, passive/aggressive anger or control issues or an underlying reason...
    ISELFLOVE ISELFLOVE 41-45, F 175 Responses Jul 22, 2010

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    Different perspective.

    I am male 48 years old happily Married 11 years, together for 25 years. In our past we have done it a million times Our average now is once every year and a half for the past 5 years not sure what the big deal is .I'm am just old and value sleep more. Thought that was...
    Lightenup48 Lightenup48 46-50, M 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    Are You Staying For The Kids? Some Thoughts From Someone Who Left.

    One of the most common refrains here seems to be the line "I love my kids" or "I love my family", or "I don't want to destroy my family". There are plenty of reasons to not get divorced. If your sexless period was just a bump in the road, only 6 months, a year, right after...
    icancounttopotato icancounttopotato 36-40, M 60 Responses Jan 6, 2013

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    Feast or famine, right?

    Famine or feast. My wife hadn't had sex with me in, like, forever. She even told me she's asexual. We'd been "round the mulberry bush" about it in therapy. On Saturday I told her I couldn't deal with it anymore. It was just too painful. On Sunday, just hours before she was...
    BinaryBill BinaryBill 61-65, M 14 Responses 4 days ago

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    He's amazing. He is a fantastic parent to his

    kids. He's so calm- I've never really seem him lose his temper, even when he's angry or upset. He remembers little things I tell him. He always wants to see me, touch me, kiss me, hug me. In bed, he is the best lover I've ever had. He talks me through my problems when I'm...
    Luckymomof2boys Luckymomof2boys 31-35, F 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    "The Overwhelming Advice Is To Cheat Or Leave"

    This story was written in response to a statement in a recent post. That statement is: "The overwhelming advice is to cheat or leave". What it comes down to is this: when you reach the point where you can no longer tolerate being in a sexless relationship, then you will...
    enna30 enna30 56-60, F 41 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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    Valentine's Day is coming,

    and if you're dreading it, then take action now to give yourself the happiest day possible. If you are married to a refuser, admit that there is nothing you can do to make your spouse love you or act toward you the way you want. Presumably, since you are married, what you...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    Wishful Thinking Being sent to a place

    that is both very far away and very hot every time we raise the subject of intimacy can be confusing and devitalizing in the long run. Being asked to travel or otherwise reassemble in hell is somewhat hurtful too if for no other reason that we are already there and do not need...
    Zincore Zincore 36-40, M 11 Responses Feb 23, 2014

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    Recovering From an ILIASM Shithole.

    I am assuming this subject will not be of any interest to those who choose to stay in their deals. But it might be useful for those who are thinking about the leaving choice, and those who have recently left. Initially, you are going to be saddled with a whole heap of...
    bazzar bazzar 56-60, M 16 Responses 3 days ago

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    How is it that one partner in a marriage can

    utterly deprive the other partner of their basic needs for love & affection for years on end, but when the now emotionally emaciated partner accepts those gifts from another THEY are suddenly the bad guy. It's complete BS. I'm sick of being treated like some kind of cheating...
    Stormie01 Stormie01 51-55, F 72 Responses Feb 3, 2014

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    Dehumanization Of The Opposite Sex: The Collateral Damage Of A Sexless Marriage

    I had an epiphany a few days ago. I thought I would share it. My marriage and my appreciation for it goes in cycles. I believe this is the case for most of us. Some days are optimistic. Some are awful. Some...you just don't think about it. Sometimes those are the best days, when...
    harveyspecter harveyspecter 41-45, M 74 Responses Mar 18, 2013

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    No more STBX Well it's official I am a single

    lady today. I went down to the courthouse by myself just like everything else I usually do. I appeared in front of of judge with my attorney my H waived his right to answer which was a good thing. I'm finally free and at peace from being under the same roof as him but being...
    Bballgirl1971 Bballgirl1971 41-45, F 39 Responses Jan 20

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    So Is It Really About Sex? What I Have Learned From A Long Term Sexless Marriage.

    I read the stories here and see so many similar people in differing stages of understanding of sexless marriages. Some newbies are seeking a fix or cure. The older, more jaded, group having affairs, leaving the marriage or both simultaneously. We all believe or once believed that...
    footballbat footballbat 46-50, M 47 Responses Oct 8, 2013

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    A Brief Affair Of Two EP Members

    I am a regular EP member but for anonimoty I agreed with her to create a new username so that I can write our story. This happened six weeks ago. Through a thread on the forum, I was contacted by an EP member who was travelling overseas and was going to be near my hometown for...
    waiting2feelalive waiting2feelalive 46-50 181 Responses Nov 28, 2012

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    Are You A Refuser?

    I have reached a conclusion today. We, the refused, are refusers. How so, you ask? Simple. We refuse to recognize just how big a big a problem we have. We refuse to accept that life can be different We refuse to accept that we have the personal power to make the changes we...
    FilteringMachine FilteringMachine 31-35, M 102 Responses Jun 4, 2012

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    The Butterfly. A week from today,

    it's good old Saint V again. To all those who will spend the next Sunday alone, again, I have just the right movie for you. Here's a brief synopsis by Moi, those who want to watch the movie completely unspoiled, skip through to the link at the end of the story... Thank me...
    neeia neeia 41-45, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    The Perfect Match In Plato’s symposium,

    Aristophanes tells the story of how humans were originally spherical creatures, twice what they are now, with 4 arms, 4 legs, and a single head with two faces looking in opposite directions. They could roll forwards and backwards and spin around on all 8 limbs; they were supreme...
    Zincore Zincore 36-40, M 4 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    Publico tu Oración para que le ayudes a otras

    muchas mas mujeres, así sea. PON TUS INICIALES Y LAS DE TU AMADO, HAZ LA NOVENA CON AMOR, RESPETO Y SOBRE TODO MUCHA MUCHA FE A LA REINA Y PUBLICALA EN 7 ALTARES EN AGRADECIMIENTO, ELLA TE ESCUCHARÁ NUNCA LO DUDES!! Por los poderes de la tierra, por la presencia del fuego...
    anonimato anonimato 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    stumbled upon this

    tonight: http://asexstarvedwife.tumblr.com/post/81644838669/this-is-how-you-lose-her-you-lose-her-when-you
    andie2007 andie2007 41-45, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Quitter My husband after seeing

    that I filed for divorce with the clerk of courts and it became real, called me a quitter. He said I always quit everything. I know that this is not true after being married to a man for almost 23 years and trying and hoping he would change. Eventually I did give up, "quit...
    Bballgirl1971 Bballgirl1971 41-45, F 53 Responses Nov 20, 2015

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    Perhaps An Insight Into the Guy's Problem...

    All of the stories here are all too familiar. What's frustrating is that they all reflect a fundamental change in the relationship early on in a marriage...which fortunately, is something I might be able to help out with. Many guys get married before they really understand...
    TheTreeIsMe TheTreeIsMe 36-40, M 101 Responses Feb 13, 2007

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    I Am a New Member at Experience Project Well,

    not exactly... Or let's say, compared to some fellow EPeeps... Two years ago, this day, February 13th, lost and cast adrift, completely in denial about the state of my marriage, while fooling around online, aimlessly like a blind fly flying blind, I was googling something...
    neeia neeia 41-45, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    Looking back over the last 30 years I often

    wonder what would have happened if I had never married. I know for sure I wouldn't have been sexless all that time. I expect that, like when I was single I'd be still having lots of sex with a variety of women. I also often wonder that the sudden feelings of loneliness that...
    beensolong115 beensolong115 51-55, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    The Love Roulette: Why We Are In A Sexless Marriage

    The “effeuiller la marguerite” is an ancient game, traditionally played by the young falling in love for the first time and the hopelessly romantic of any age. For those unfamiliar with it, the daisy oracle consist in pulling the petals from a daisy, or other available flower...
    Zincore Zincore 36-40, M 31 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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    4 tips --- * there is always a root cause

    *stop the blame game *self criticism *restart sexual intimacy
    Rifkyroshan Rifkyroshan 26-30, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm bored with s*xting.

    The women on the other end seem to love my erotica, but for me, nothing compares to flesh upon flesh. I can download pics from the Internet. Sorry--I'm feeling lonely and cranky. :)
    FineGrind FineGrind 56-60 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    OK my dear EPers ...I did it.

    I told him that it is time to put this lousy marriage out if its misery. The conversation went remarkably well. I had no clue how it would go. The thing is that the sex thing only factored in slightly - there are so many other problems. He even seemed encouraged to make friends...
    momtonandg momtonandg 46-50, F 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    Update: I did it! Originally I planned to tell

    my husband later in the week, that I want a divorce but when he came to bed at 3 am he complained about his kidneys hurting. All I could think about was if he ends up in the hospital I will never have the guts to tell him I want out. So I decided right there and then tonight...
    Bballgirl1971 Bballgirl1971 41-45, F 40 Responses Sep 15, 2015

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    I'm starting to work through a process with my

    husband (who I believe is asexual) to create a "new" kind of marriage. One in which we agree to stay married because we do love, care, respect, support each other but one in which there is not monogamy, because well, there is no sex. We are doing this for the kids, to provide a...
    rustyblueday rustyblueday 46-50, F 19 Responses 2 days ago

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    Regarding Divorce My brain is a mushy

    disorganised mess. I can't concentrate, I'm easily distracted. My mind wanders. I'm finding it hard to function at an any way near productive level. I've missed an important deadline. I believe this to be normal. My therapist and Family Doctor say it will pass. But does it...
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere 46-50, F 13 Responses 6 days ago

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    Live Your Relationship Authentically, And Let Go The Outcome.

      A theme in my own formerly sexless marriage and most of the others I see in this board who have not yet changed their situation at home, is a lack of authenticity in their and communications with each other.   I see and have experienced magical thinking within dysfunctional...
    Apocrypha Apocrypha 36-40 43 Responses Jan 11, 2012

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    Post-separation musings: I am actually not

    dating at the moment, but I am considering it for the more distant future and considering if it turns out to be the case I don't feel like dating after all, would I have been better off just working on self-improvement and owning a decision to stay in a sexless marriage, letting...
    HelenTarnation HelenTarnation 41-45, F 11 Responses 3 days ago

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    It's Sunday. She'll be over tonight.

    I haven't seen her since Wednesday. She's texted me maybe four times -- no other contact. My intuition tells me she's not interested in me at all, that last week's sexual escapades were just an *effort* on her part to get me to stop complaining. Last week I remember being...
    BinaryBill BinaryBill 61-65, M 6 hrs ago

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    Celebration Since leaving my sexless marriage I

    have been on the most incredible journey of self discovery. The posts Neeia has posted recently have really triggered a great deal of emotion. She asks why when a relationship fails do we always look for how we are to blame? Recently I dated a man who told me I was broken...
    Faerylight Faerylight 41-45, F 52 Responses Sep 24, 2015

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    Sexless Marriage: Cause And Treatment

    Cause: I am absolutely convinced that, in the vast majority of cases, there are just two causes that underpin a sexless relationship in mentally and physically healthy individuals. I am writing this because I believe that identifying the mechanisms that drive certain behaviours...
    Zincore Zincore 36-40, M 15 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    Monday morning humor I just had a tough

    weekend with the man. . Before you all scold me for staying in the situation and tell me it's my own fault - STOP. I've heard that before. I know. . This isn't going to be a rant or a sob session. . The therapist I saw suggested writing him a letter. . Today, it's Monday - I'm...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 74 Responses Feb 9, 2015

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    All He Thought About Was SEX SEX SEX

     ORIGINAL STORY (2007): Reading all the posts here, I guess I represented the other side. I hadn't been having sex with my husband because I didn't want to. All he thought about was sex, but not just with me. He had adult magazines, DVDs and videos hidden all over the...
    LostLeila LostLeila 31-35, F 435 Responses Dec 27, 2007

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