I don't know if I believe this or not. It could be hogwash. While it certainly FEELS like being physically hurt, the emotionally mature person would very likely just go out and build/rebuild a life - without that person who hurts him or her. Makes sense to me.
Sexless Marriage: When a Man Doesn’t Make Love to a Wife. It is unhealthy physically to be in a sexless marriage, never mind the emotional toll it takes. Your self esteem takes a beating over the years of neglect. Read more at http://www.divorcedmoms.com/articles/sexless-marriage-when-a-man-doesnt-make-love-to-a-wife-
BABY, I NEVER FEEL ALONE ANYMORE . THIS QUOTE, WAS SOMETHING WE BOTH ONCE EXPERIENCED. SINCE THE DAY WE SAW EACH OTHER AT TERRY'S, AND SPOKE. I KNEW THEN YOU WERE FOR ME. THE FEELING I RECEIVED FROM YOU, LET ME KNOW, I WOULD NEVER DOUBT YOU OR BE ALONE EVER AGAIN. MY SOUL AND YOUR SOUL FELL IN LOVE. XXXOOO JOY
Discussing what you need sexually is important.....especially as you get older and things don't flow so easily. It's far easier to discuss sexual dysfunction or dissatisfaction then it is to deal with the affects of an affair that has arisen from a partners decision to remain quiet.