Is drifting apart / very little or no physical contact / life as roommates a common stage of married life? Cuz that's what I'm going through and it sucks!
I don't know how to make my husband hear what I'm saying. I'm not interested in growing old with a roommate! I'm about done with being rejected all the time, every time I bring up a fun thing to try together or offer to take a little extra time off to spend with him.
Worst of all, I miss the sense of intimacy and closeness that simple physical contact fosters. I'm not overly demonstrative but I do appreciate the little gestures: holding hands, a kiss now and then, a hug hello or goodbye. Not much of any of that going on up in here, for almost two years now.
When I try to broach the subject, I get stonewalled. So frustrating! And so tired of being lonely in my own house!
How we went from being best friends to being almost strangers in the space of 16 years is beyond me. I want my husband back.
There is no overt animosity or abuse. We function as a family and manage the daily logistics but there's no spark left.
Any ideas? How does anyone else cope with this stuff? He won't do couples counseling or therapy, I already tried that approach during another low time in our relationship.