Lisa and Curt have been married for four years. For the past two years, Lisa says they've had sex five times. Lisa usually initiates sex, and she says Curt often turns her down. "Right now sex feels like a chore," Curt says. "I miss the [intimacy]. I miss the feelings, you know? Just the connection."
The lack of sex has led Lisa and Curt to fantasize about other people. Curt says he's never cheated on Lisa, but he does find himself looking at other women. Lisa has put up a profile on an online dating site, just to "see what's out there."
Lisa says the rejection she's experienced from Curt in the bedroom has taken an emotional and physical toll. She's gained weight and her self-esteem is at an all-time low. "I eat to fill the void that I have from the lack of intimacy with my husband. … I'm so ugly and fat and I feel disgusting."