(Quote) Kathryn-328433 said: Ok, so I'm just going to come right out with it--How do you manage yearning s for physical intimac...
(Quote) Kathryn-328433 said: Ok, so I'm just going to come right out with it--How do you manage yearning s for physical intimacy? This has become my biggest challenge. I never took a vow of chastity and I yearn for a physical relationship There, I said it. Am I alone in having these feelings? Kate Widowed 5 years, 7 children ages 23, 21, 18, 14, 9, 8, & 8
Kathryn, thank you for starting this thread - I'm glad to know I'm not alone! I've often wondered if my desires are because we didn't have a very sexual marriage (health issues started before our 1st Anniversary) and she passed before our 5th; or the fact that I'm still young!
For me, I guess keeping busy has been the best way to redirect my thoughts. I also laugh, sometimes uncontrollably when I see my dog humping something. I stop, and look at him, and think "Well I guess I'm not the only sexually frustraited man in this house!". Sometimes the laughter is all I need!