If the answers are all "no" and this is just who he is a guy who's interested in sex four times a year and anything more seems unnecessary or unappealing then you're going to have to figure out if there's a way you can get your itches scratched. Maybe he'd be happy just holding you while you take care of things for yourself. Maybe he'd be OK if you had a "friend." Maybe he needs a checkup and a meds adjustment and all will be well after that. In any case, you're going to have to find out. I don't care if it's hard. And that's not what she said, or so I hear.
It's not all about the sex! Andrea's new blog, "Go Get Your Jacket: a blog about begetting and spending," debuts May 19 at gogetyourjacket.typepad.com. Pink or blue? Made in China or made in Vermont at three times the price? What are we buying for our kids, and why?
Andrea is also teaching two classes: "You've Really Got Your Hands Full" a realistic look at having twins at Birthways in Berkeley, and "Is There Sex After Motherhood?" at Day One Center in San Francisco and other venues.
Andrea is home with the kids and going stir-crazy. Write her a letter! Ask her a question! Send her your tedious e-mail forwards! On second thought, don't do that. Just ask her a question.