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She said that her husband is no longer interested in sex or physical affection and doesn't even notice her anymore.
Megan tried starting conversations about it -- she's sent him articles as a jumping off point and she even proposed getting "mommy makeover" plastic surgery if that would make her more appealing -- but she quickly became too demoralized to keep pushing the issue of ramping up their sex life.
"When you have two people who are angry at each other and who have hurt self-esteems, that is not a recipe for getting a sex life back on track," Sussman said.
She recommended that partners bring it up in a relaxed, loving environment -- perhaps over a glass of wine or when the kids go to bed.
They just don't have sex -- or at least they haven't in almost a year.
Heather, 32, told The Huffington Post that when she and her husband first met 15 years ago, they had sex anytime they could.
That was the case for Megan*, 30, a mother of three children.
Megan was always the sexual aggressor in her relationship, but when childcare sapped her energy, she stopped instigating.
She's cried to him about how she feels unattractive, how she feels like they're just roommates.But Patty*, 49, told Huff Post that her husband's unwillingness to address their sex issue is a sign of an immaturity that's causing major problems in other areas of their relationship.She and her husband haven't had sex in almost seven years, despite being "like bunnies" for the five years following their wedding.Husbands feel their own brand of humiliation when they can't perform, whether it's a psychological roadblock or physiological issue.Common physiological causes for a drop in sexual desire in men include erectile dysfunction, medications (like antidepressants), brain chemistry issues and hormone imbalances (like low testosterone).