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Parenthood ended our sex life – how do we reboot it?

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I think we still love each other, but stopped having sex after our child was born. We can’t afford relationship counselling so how do we move forward? I am 35, my husband is 50 and we have been together for 11 years. At the beginning of our relationship, we had a full and satisfying sex life, but three years ago, I fell pregnant with our only child and that is the last time we had sex. I think parenthood shocked and exhausted us and I had postnatal depression. On top of this, my husband’s mother died soon before I became pregnant. I think we honestly do love each other. Yet, I feel like we have lost the ability to communicate. I honestly just don’t know where to start. We can’t afford a relationship counsellor – and, anyway, he has brushed off the suggestion.
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