My husband is getting distant. No intimacy.

Question: My husband is getting distant. He does not feel the urge to be intimate with me. Its been 6 years of marriage and this started after his work got impacted with covid lockdown. I dont know what to do.

Answer: I’m sorry to hear that you are experiencing a loss of intimacy in your marriage. The impact of COVID-19 and lockdowns can be challenging for many couples, and it’s important to address these issues in a proactive way. Here are some steps you can take:

Communicate with your husband: It’s important to have an open and honest conversation with your husband about your concerns. Make sure to approach the conversation with compassion and avoid blaming or criticizing. Listen to his perspective and work together to find solutions.

Prioritize quality time: Make time for regular date nights or other activities that allow you to connect with each other in a meaningful way. This can help rebuild emotional intimacy and strengthen your relationship.

Seek professional help: Consider seeking the help of a couples therapist or counselor. They can provide support and guidance to help you and your husband work through any underlying issues and improve your communication.

Take care of yourself: Focus on taking care of your own physical and emotional needs. This can include engaging in self-care activities such as exercise, meditation, and spending time with friends and family.

Be patient: Remember that rebuilding intimacy takes time, and it’s important to be patient with your husband and yourself as you work through these issues.

It’s important to address the loss of intimacy in your marriage in a proactive way, and seeking the help of a professional can be particularly effective. Remember that there is hope for rebuilding your relationship, and with patience and effort, you can work through these challenges together.

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