Working hard is causing mayhem for parents’ love lives, according to a new survey. Over 60% of working parents say they are too exhausted and stressed to have s8x, especially before their children were school-age.
But what does this mean for relationships? Is lack of s8x a problem or just part of a different stage of our lives? Does s8x play an important role in keeping a relationship healthy or is it natural that, further down the line as a couple, s8x takes a back seat while other concerns take up your attention?
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Whereas s8x may once have been all Mills and Boon-esque passion between a couple, things tend to change a few years into a relationship when the pitter-patter of tiny feet or long hours at the office take their toll on libido. Couples often find that a s8xless relationship becomes a big issue between them, and one that is very hard to openly discuss. S8x may be everywhere – in magazines, on TV and an everyday topic of conversation – but the more you think the rest of the world is doing it, the less likely you are to admit to your partner (or yourself) that your love life isn’t quite what you pictured it to be.