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AUDIO: Dr. Marty Klein - Married 18 Years And Sex Is Nonexistent: What Should I Do?

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No sex or marriage question is too embarrassing because it’s time to ask EmpowHer’s sexuality expert Dr. Marty Klein anything.

If you have a sex or relationship question that you need answered, just click the “Ask” button here on EmpowHer and we will get you an answer, just like I am going to do for this anonymous person who writes, “Dr. Klein, my partner of 18 years refuses to discuss our sex problems. We have been through counseling twice, but every time we get to why sex is not happening, she changes the subject over and over to avoid why this is not happening. She is not shy. She walks around the house in the nude. She sits down next to me, kisses me while she is naked, but when I try and direct her toward lovemaking, she goes straight to the telephone, or washing dishes, or wants to talk about something happening at work, or says she has to go to sleep. I don’t know how to approach this situation. We both really love each other, and she refuses to do sex counseling. I don’t know how to approach her so that I won’t intimidate her. Please help me.”

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