Loss of passion, loss of desire, loss of attraction. Relationships do not work well when intimacy goes. The relationship becomes vulnerable because sexual attraction is one of the key elements in a loving relationship.
If your relationship is suffering and your intimacy has died this cannot be ignored because this can cause real problems.
This lack of sexual connection can create, resentment and a lack of respect for each other
Without the sexual intimacy the couple becomes friends at best, so this really has to change if there is a desire to get the relationship back on track.
The sexual problems that most couples face are not medical, they are based on fears and control. Both men and women can choose to withhold sexual intimacy in their quest to control the power in the relationship.
Of course this never works whilst they might win the sexual battle, the war against the fears is being lost, because the fear that drove them to control is likely to come true.
Withholding love of any kind to control gain power, or punish your partner never works and will lead to relationship disaster separation or divorce.
Some people will lose interest in sex with their partner due to a lack of their core needs not being met.
It’s very common for a female to lose desire, or attraction for her partner if she feels uncertain when she looks at what her future will look like with him. It’s very common for men to lose interest if they feel they can never please their partners.
Can sexual intimacy be reignited?
Yes of course, once the reasons behind the fears, or the withholding are understood they can then form part of the solution for that couple.