Over on the forum, we have a member with a girlfriend of 6.5 years whose attraction is fading, and who’s begun to decline sex. She is also showing resentment toward him. She’s 34; he’s 40. He’s wondering how to get things back like they were before with her.
I’ve seen this scenario plenty over the years – and been through it myself. There’s a very simple reason girlfriends go sour after years of otherwise happy dating. Your great-grandfather would’ve understood it instantly the first time it happened to him, but times have changed and men don’t learn this stuff from elders anymore.
So let’s have a quick look at what a long-term romantic relationship is, and why women pull away and break up what were, until a point, satisfactory relationships.