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Sex Problems Marriage Counselors Hear About All the Time

Reader's Digest Logo By Stacey Feintuch of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 15: 'Between jobs, kids, taking care of the household, and social demands, you may feel like there's no time left for each other,' says Jill Whitney, LMFT who practices in Old Lyme, Connecticut and blogs about relationships and sexuality. 'When you do have time together, it's more likely to be collapsed on the sofa in front of Netflix rather than romping in the bedroom.' Whitney says this routine of neglecting sex isn't good for your marriage. 'Sex is an important way for partners to connect physically and emotionally,' she says. 'It deserves to be a priority in your marriage.' She suggests blocking out uninterrupted time together. 'Go on dates where you laugh and talk. Then come home early enough that you're not too tired to get frisky,' she says. 'Arrange an overnight babysitting swap with another family so you can bask in bed together on a Saturday morning. Do whatever you need to make sure sex remains a vibrant part of your marriage. It's an important 'glue' that keeps you strong as a couple.' Find out how to improve your sex life in just one day.

We don't have time for sex

'Between jobs, kids, taking care of the household, and social demands, you may feel like there's no time left for each other,' says Jill Whitney, LMFT who practices in Old Lyme, Connecticut and blogs about relationships and sexuality. 'When you do have time together, it's more likely to be collapsed on the sofa in front of Netflix rather than romping in the bedroom.' Whitney says this routine of neglecting sex isn't good for your marriage. 'Sex is an important way for partners to connect physically and emotionally,' she says. 'It deserves to be a priority in your marriage.' She suggests blocking out uninterrupted time together. 'Go on dates where you laugh and talk. Then come home early enough that you're not too tired to get frisky,' she says. 'Arrange an overnight babysitting swap with another family so you can bask in bed together on a Saturday morning. Do whatever you need to make sure sex remains a vibrant part of your marriage. It's an important 'glue' that keeps you strong as a couple.' Find out how to improve your sex life in just one day.
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