Originally Posted by lostwithin
I'm really struggling with how my wife has treated me in the past and I'm hoping that MC will correct things.
I'm curious what people think is the difference between being just good friends and that of husband and wife?
I get along with my wife, we enjoy similar things, have similar views on parenting, religion and politics but something is missing.
I consider my spouse my best friend, but he is more than just a friend to me.
I have friends who are male but there is no intimacy or attraction from me to them. I don't find any one of them sexually attractive. The thought of sex with one of them is repulsive...like having sex with a sibling would be repulsive. I share with my friends only certain facets of my life, and I'm careful to keep other parts of my life from their prying eyes/ears.
Whereas with my husband, we have great sexual chemistry. We also have emotional intimacy. He knows everything - the good, the bad, the ugly. He sees the real me. He's the one person for whom I drop my guard entirely. I don't have that intimacy with others. I feel that with others - my parents, close relatives, friends, co-workers - I have some armor up to shield myself from them.