While I am new to this forum, I am not new to relationship problems. None of us are. My theory about MY sexless relationship is that this is but just a new take, on an old problem....... *Communication between a man and a woman.* 50% me and 50% him, depending on the mood, life events and other contributing factors, we juggle the numbers daily. Only a theory. I believe it will continue to be the biggest challenge in relationships even after we are all dead and buried. Back to the point...... As I sit back and read the comments, the stories, the attempts to find resolve, I can only feel connected to you all at how we have such a need for closeness, even if it is with a complete stranger, on a message board, with whom we will probably never meet, typing words and characters on a screen. I'm actually quite amused at myself for even having the courage to speak out about the dirty little secrets in my home life. The purpose for my input today is not to offer advice, guidance or attempts to analyzing another person's life. Believe me, I am not an expert on relationships. I have been in some truly loving relationships as well as one in which I would not wish on my worst enemy. I do however, validate a higher power that has blessed me and placed people along my path to offer a kind word and a shoulder to cry on in times of despair. I am certainly not in any position to offer anyone any tips, tricks or insight on how to repair the damage that has been done in their relationships. Damage serious enough to lead us to reveal our stories in search of some form of peace. My input today is to offer a kind word and share my gratitude with each person here who is open and honest enough and is not afraid to show they are human and reveal their pain. In offering your stories, it helps ease someone else’s suffering. It takes guts to expose your soul. I thank you. Perhaps your gesture can offer someone else the courage to find their own voice and ease their pain. In the still of the night, when loneliness sinks in, I whisper kind words to calm you.