Has the “quarantining” helped or hindered your sexual relationship? How?
I am guessing that most of us around the world are facing some form of quarantine or social distancing guidelines.
How has it affected your marriage and marriage bed?
What are things you are thankful for? What are your struggles?
My husband has expressed a higher desire. I think the stress is making him look for an endorphin release and that in the unsettled times he is also needing the reassurance that all is well with us. I have decided to be more flexible than our scheduled days.
While I’m now home 65%-70% of the time , this event has been a sexual hindrance but I’m okay with that. And that’s because our daughter is here 100% of the time while completing her senior year of college. So, it’s great to have her here but we’re staying up with her in the evenings binge watching Netflix or just talking.
This too shall pass in due time. In the meantime, I’m thankful to have my daughter home as she’ll be out on her own all too soon.
Also, it seems my libido has declined some too. I’ve been irregular with T injections which can’t be helping.
I’d say its hindered it a bit. I’ve only been home the last couple of days but I’ve got plenty of farm work and chores around the house and property to keep me busy. Have also taken the boys turkey hunting and fishing. So some great things are happening, just not intimate time for us. Let’s face it, caring for kids is a libido killer. At least when I was at work I was having great daydreams of us having quality time together. This kind of kept our sex life fueled.
I wouldn’t trade our life for anything. However, based on my experience I must admit that if I was giving advice to a young couple I’d tell them not to have more than two kids if they really want to maintain a robust sex life. Unless maybe they were both HD spontaneous types.
Increased worry and stress is a general downer to an already struggling at times sex life. Stress for DW equals even less drive and less mindfulness. Stress on me equals more need for outlet and connection that is less available than before. That increases temptation and spiraling problems for me.
And DD is temporarily/semi-permanently reinvaded our recently emptied nest – that puts a damper on things further…
….so not too good…
My wife and I are both in essential industries – working different shifts at the same grocery store.
However, I was laid off from my second job – delivery driver for a Chinese restaurant.
So, there’s a larger window when we’re both home at the same time.
Sadly, it hasn’t changed the frequency of ML.
@NWNL, I get her comment about not expecting a certain type of sex. That’s where me learning myself, and specifically my enneagram type, has been helpful. I have understanding of why it “appears” I have gone backwards from stepping back into the daring, to retreating back into the known and comfortable. That understanding keeps me from overthinking it, or despairing over it.
well, the foster babies were sick to start, then me (big 2 wk cough only) I still cough a little. Then, after an additional week of no sex (where I am blamed for being mean and while she gives me lessons and pointers on how to speak correctly with the kids) then she gets sick and this right now is day 10 for her sickness. Then autistic son (adult) gets sick with cough. 3 special needs kids have to be watched constantly.
After all this, it will have been 3 weeks no sex this weekend coming up. She has progesterone and estrogen she was using for sex to not hurt but I assume she has not been using them so she will start all over…or announce she has to start over on those creams the night she is willing for sex. But really, I’ll be blamed for being a jerk regardless of her forgetfulness and she will be vindicated again and she will be fine with no sex and this entire quarantine time will have been a waste…I predict.