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The Sex-Starved Wife: What to Do When He's Lost Desire

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2008

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    Wow! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this title. I have been a sex-starved wife for more years than I can count. My marriage has been empty and loveless because my husband has no desire for me. My friends all complain that their husbands are always wanting sex and I feel so uncomfortable during those discussions because I feel like a freak of nature. It makes me feel as if something is dreadfully wrong with me. I don't even share what happens in my relationship because I'm mortified. I have felt so alone. But now that I've read this great book, I KNOW I am not alone. As I read all the letters from women in my shoes, I cried because I know the pain they have been feeling. I understand how bad it feels to be so hurt and have your husband be unwilling to do anything about it. He doesn't even want to talk to me about it anymore. Weiner Davis explains why men loose desire, but the best part is that she gives concrete suggestions for getting your husband to be more receptive to doing something about the problem. I am so grateful that I read this book because I feel better about myself and I have even made some headway with my husband. He's agreed to read part of it and to speak to a doctor! I've been trying to get him to do something, anything for a long time and he's just gotten defensive. So, this book marks a major turnaround in my marriage. I can't say for sure what will happen next, but I can tell you that at least we're talking and he's showing some willingness to care about my feelings. That's huge. I strongly suggest that if you're a woman whose husband is disinterested sexually, you get this book. It can change your marriage.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2008


    The boldness and frankness of the title alone captivated me - that there would be enough of us sex-starved wives to write a book for us! I had no idea. While reading this book, I felt as if the author had personally interviewed both my husband and I for her material. She really nailed it in her explanations of the female AND male emotions that accompany this silent killer of marriage. I have often felt like 'the man' in the marriage, full of self-pity for being stuck with my opposite. I was so very, very close to having an affair 'something so completely out of character for me' before I read this. Ironically, I have not yet had to implement any of the solutions suggested in the book, as my husband has resumed a consistently satisfying sexual relationship with me. It is my firm belief that, although I was discreet during reading time, he saw the title, 'Sex-Starved Wife' and set out to remove me from that category of women. The author's arsenal of solutions remains available to me in the event of his relapse. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2010

    Thought I was ALONE!

    I could not stop reading this book from the moment I picked it up. I felt like Michele was talking to my husband and I in most cases (some chapters I skipped as they were n/a). Our intemacy has increased and we've become move loving to eachother. Many steps still to take, but we are on the road to recovery! Also, in talking with other women (now that I've opened up), more have this issue than I would have ever thought. WE are NOT ALONE!! Thank you Michele!

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