Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Baby Makes Three, but No More Whoopee

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Baby Makes Three, but No More Whoopee

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Dear Ann Landers: I have been married for three years, and my husband and I recently had a baby boy. I adore being a mother, but lately, I've begun to have serious questions about my marriage.

All the romance and passion have dwindled to almost nothing. My husband and I can go for days without so much as a touch, and yet it doesn't seem to bother him. He used to be very affectionate, but it seems he's forgotten how. Whenever I try to make time for just the two of us, he is "too tired." I know he works hard, but I'm becoming frustrated and angry.

I tried to talk to my husband about this recently and asked him, "Where did my romantic husband go? Have you seen him?" He laughed and replied, "There is no need for romance after marriage. Guys just do that stuff to get a girl." And that was the end of the conversation. After I had my son, I expected some change in our relationship, but not like this. Where do I go from here? DESPERATE IN SALT LAKE CITY You go back to your husband and tell him you are lining up someone to take care of the baby and making reservations at a nearby motel or resort for a weekend. Your marriage has become stale and needs resuscitation. All marriages tend to become less exciting after a few years, but a woman with a good imagination can ignite the flame and start the home fires burning. ***** Dear Ann Landers: I've been reading your column since I was a teen-ager, and I've learned a lot from you. You really got my attention when you listed all the signs of a mate who could become a batterer. I got the chills. I could identify with every one. I wish I'd seen those signs 10 years ago. It might have saved me from making a terrible mistake. I was married to a batterer for 10 years, and the last five were pure hell. Why did I stay? Because of my religious upbringing that said you marry once and you stay married - no matter what. …

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