Surviving a Sex Slump: 11 Women Reveal How They Saved Their Marriages

couple in bed with newborn frustrated tiredNo matter how hot and heavy things were for you and your honey at the start of your relationship, chances are that if you're together long enough, you've experienced a sex slump, or period of time when getting it on was simply not on your agenda. And for others, a lagging sex life can become even more chronic: Psychologists estimate that 15 to 20 percent of couples are in "sexless marriages," defined as having sex no more than 10 times a year. That said, going through a sexless phase doesn't necessarily have to kill your relationship.


We asked 11 women how their marriages or long-term relationships withstood sex slumps that lasted anywhere from a few weeks to several years.

Check out their sage advice below, then tell us: What, besides sex, do you and your partner rely on to keep your relationship afloat?


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