Linda and Doug haven't had sex in two years.
It shocking but true: 15 percent of people say they aren't having sex in their marriages. On average, married couples have sex 58 times a year—that's a little more than once a week. Dr. Laura Berman says sexless marriages are the number one problem she sees in her couples therapy practice. "We've had sexless marriages forever, but we're just getting more comfortable talking about it," she says.

Linda and Doug are ready to start talking about sex. They say they've had sex only a handful of times over the past five years, and they've had no sex at all for the past two years.

Married for nine years, Linda and Doug have three children. "The dynamic of our sex life changed after we got married just because more things started getting into our lives," Doug says.

Having kids had a major impact on their sex life, Linda says. "I feel like we're living two separate lives caring for our three boys," she says. "It's hard to see the man that I originally fell in love with."
FROM: In the Bedroom: Sex Therapy with Dr. Laura Berman
Published on April 08, 2010


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