15 surprising reasons your partner doesn’t want sex
If your spouse is rarely in the mood for sex, there might be something more going on than you’d expect. Here are some possible mood-killing culprits.
Medically reviewed by Dr Tia Jackson-Bey
Considering that money troubles are a top cause of a breakup, it’s hardly surprising that financial issues can cause rifts in even the most harmonious couples. “The results of unaddressed financial stressors in a relationship can cause negative feelings towards your partner, fear and anxiety, broken trust, depression symptoms and a lack of sexual desire,” says mental health counsellor Crystal Hollenbeck. “Combining finances, creating a budget, and agreeing as a couple on financial goals will increase the sense of closeness, trust and security within the relationship.”
Too many distractions
These days, it’s hard to sit on the couch and watch a TV show with your partner or go out to dinner at a nice restaurant without looking at your phone every five minutes. And this can seriously drive a wedge between couples romantically. “If your answer is your phone or tablet and not your partner, it’s time to make some changes,” says sexual health consultant Celeste Holbrook. “Plug your phone in the kitchen and (gasp) get a regular alarm clock – even an extra 10 minutes connecting with your partner without electronic devices can give you a great boost in your sex life and relationship.”