Sexless By My Choice
She never had a strong sex drive. It got more and more difficult to get her interested. Plus, it's no longer worth the effort for me. I don't feel close to her. Anytime I try to express my feelings about something (the house is dirty, I pay all the bills, she doesn't pick up after herself) she tells me I'm choosing to feel that way. Sure I am, but that response is also a great way to not be responsible for anything. It takes two to make a relationship work. In my opinion a relationship is one in which both partners can be sympathetic and empathetic, even if the other partners feelings are displaced. I've gotten to the point where I don't want to say anything at all. If I have an idea, her response is generally "no, I think instead..." I don't feel like I contribute at all. I feel like my ideas are not worthwhile. Perhaps I do only hear the negative.