It is one thing to be in a celibate relationship. But, it’s quite another to take a break from sex when you’re already in a relationship. So, what do you do when your partner decides to be celibate?
Navigating sex in a relationship can be a pleasurable part of intimacy. But, when problems or disagreements arise in the bedroom, they tend to spill over to other aspects of the relationship. Celibacy is often discussed and agreed upon at the beginning of a relationship. But, one partner can choose this route while already in a sexual relationship. “There is no doubt that when a sexually active partner decides to abstain from sex, it will have a major impact on the relationship,” says Naledi Molefe, a Johannesburg-based counsellor. “Even though personal, this decision affects your partner directly. This is why it is so big.”
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