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Why couples stop having sex after honeymoon phase? Know here

After a few years, couples barely get together and engage in an intimate relationship, which ultimately leads to many marriages ending up broken. The truth is that most relationships typically change once the honeymoon period is over.

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Why couples stop having sex after honeymoon phase? Know here (Representative Image)

The initial stage of marriage makes the couple feel as if they are on cloud nine and they can’t keep their hands off each other. They spend most of their time in bed and make excuses to avoid social gatherings.

After a few years, couples barely get together and engage in an intimate relationship, which ultimately leads to many marriages ending up broken. The truth is that most relationships typically change once the honeymoon period is over.

The reason behind this is that once couples feel they are comfortable enough with each other, they stop prioritizing each other, leading to them not engaging in sexual relationships at all.

There are several reasons why couples stop having sex, and every relationship’s story is different, and even their situations also vary.

According to a licensed marriage and family therapist, Dr Dana McNeil, the most common reason behind a sexless marriage is simply the exhaustion from the daily routines. Following the honeymoon period, couples go back to their normal routines and usually end up tired by the time they go to bed.

Another reason behind this is that major betrayals, resentment, or unresolved conflicts can also contribute to a lack of intimacy or sex between two people.

McNeil said that withdrawing from having sex can begin to feel like a physical shield that safeguards the wounded partner from experiencing too much vulnerability, and sometimes, taking sex off the table can also feel like a way to take back control in some relations.

Not only this but also, if one partner is suffering from any type of medical condition, such as depression, it can also lead to a decrease in their libido, causing a major lack of sexual activity between the couple.

When asked the same question by the Netizens, each of them had their own opinions, proving the theory that ‘every marriage is different and has its own issues’ is true.

A netizen named Kanchana suggested, “Uncommunicated expectations are number 1 reason to the divorces & breakups. Before divorce or breakup, couples stop having sex.”

Another user named Sarah said that the list is very long comprising of, “Lack of effort, No making time for each other, Disrespect, Not being priority, Ditching you for a couple pints with the lads, no trust, Always being busy with something else the phone etc.”

A user also noted that when things are not going well financially, men accumulate stress and lose sexual drive. Sometimes, men’s pride fails them to communicate with their wives, and issues stress them at work and in financial situations. Women end up seeking sexual pleasure somewhere when they are no longer satisfied at home. Sex stops happening at home and takes place somewhere.

It is important to note that sexless relationships aren’t said to stay sexless forever, but in order to resolve this issue, it is important that both partners talk openly with each other about their desires, thoughts, feelings, and needs. Once the couple gets a clear image of the reasons behind the lack of sex, they can talk about it honestly and try to make things right.