What Causes Intimacy Issues?
Issues with intimacy, can be simply down to the fact that sexual interest tends to ebb and flow over time. It’s not unusual for partners to have different sex drives at different stages of their relationship.
You may have reached a stage in your relationship, where you love your partner, but life together has just become predictable and stale Therefore, the intimacy has diminished or completely disappeared. This can leave either one or both of you feeling upset, hurt and rejected. If the problem is left unaddressed it an become a difficult or embarrassing subject to broach.
Along with intimacy being on the decline, feelings of resentment can start to build. This tends to happen gradually, over a period of time, where perhaps over-familiarity or complacency has set in.
This sometimes begins after you have children and your priorities change. Or it could be down to poor communication or too many arguments. This can be down to a lack of physical attraction or needs not being met. Perhaps selfish behaviours play a role and one or both of you don’t feel appreciated any more.