Have you lost that lovin' feelin'?
Parenthood, no doubt, has a powerful impact on our relationships with our partners. How do you keep love alive?
My husband and I have one baby (15 mos) and pretty much since she's been born our sex life has ground to a halt. We are still very affectionate and snuggly - I know we are both very much in love and delighted about our family - but the, uh, lust that used to be there seems to have just vanished. I feel perplexed about this and wonder how other parents have dealt with it? The first few months I chalked it up to lack of sleep and the general haze of new parenthood but that is not really an issue anymore. We both work full time so I definitely feel more harried, but we could definitely make time any night after 7 or weekend naptime if we made it a priority ... it just seems we don't have the urge. Or, at least, I don't. We haven't really talked about it much, except to kind of joke about it, though on pretty much any other subject we're excellent communicators. I'm beginning to think about it more and I'm starting to wonder if I should talk to my doctor (hormonal changes?) about this, or ... a marriage counselor? Anyone else had a similar lack of libido after parenthood?