Not Enough Time for Intimacy?

July 23, 2014 10:39 PM

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Not Enough Time for Intimacy?

Jason and Carolyn are a power couple. He's an investment banker and she's an attorney. They also have two daughters ages 7 and 5. They both share a commitment to provide quality parenting for their girls and share child-rearing responsibilities. In between jobs and child-care, they somehow manage to squeeze in regular workouts at the local gym. They also are on several community and neighborhood committees and volunteer at their daughters' school. In their spare time, they... well, there isn't much of that. Unfortunately, there isn't a lot of time or energy left over for much of anything else, including their love life, which is the real neglected child of the family. To say that the romantic element of their relationship is in the toilet would be a gross understatement. By the time they collapse into bed at night they have barely enough energy left to turn out the lights. And sex? What's that? If they make love once a month these days, it's a minor miracle.

Things, of course were not always this way. "Before we had kids, it was all very different, Jason told us. We both knew that there would be changes after the kids came along, but neither of us ever imagined the degree to which we would feel overwhelmed with all of the demands of fulfilling the needs...

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