When your spouse doesn’t fulfill your need for intimacy

| Apr 20, 2018 | Divorce

Being in a fulfilling marriage relationship is primarily about intimacy. Although you and your spouse are also partners in business, family and friendship, if you don’t have a deep connection, you could be left wondering whether you’re wasting your time and happiness on someone who isn’t compatible or capable of meeting your needs.

Marital intimacy comes in a wide variety of forms. There’s emotional intimacy, intellectual intimacy and sexual intimacy. In some magical relationships, spouses actually have all three of these kinds of intimacy. In others, they just have one or two, and it’s enough to fulfill each spouse’s relationship needs. But what if you don’t have any kind of intimacy anymore?

Maybe you or your spouse have lost sexual interest in one another. Maybe you’re not going through motions to make love anymore, or your lovemaking sessions just feel empty and devoid of passion and feeling. Sexual contact – especially fulfilling sexual contact – is the bond that helps two adults stay together. When sexual intimacy fades, and when the emotional and intellectual intimacy are not enough for one or the other spouses to feel fulfilled in the relationship, it’s usually only a matter of time before the entire marriage comes to a halt.

Making the decision to divorce is never easy, but many people have achieved a better life because they were willing to take the hard choice. Divorce itself, however, doesn’t need to be contentious, difficult or hard. When managed appropriately by two spouses who are ready and willing to work together, a divorce can be carried out relatively quickly and painlessly.

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