Withholding love or sex is psychological abuse and results from early trauma. Withholding is altogether different from not having sex or not reciprocating love. They might be traumatized. They might suffer from sexual dysfunction. They might be practicing self-care and setting appropriate boundaries for them. They might even be engaging in the political act of a sex strike in an effort to enact social change.
signs your partner resents you, like starting fights and refusing sex - Insider
My husband and I fight all of the time. I will "one-up" him to get my point across by discussing all of his faults. In turn, he will "hit me below the belt" to hurt me by pointing out my faults. He will even talk about my family. Then I will talk about his family too. When he goes low down, I will become lowdown as well. Vicki, I love my husband and I believe he loves me.
7 signs your partner resents you, from starting petty fights to withholding sex
Everybody has at some point in their life. These are all perfectly normal. However, to withhold sex from someone as punishment though, is an entirely different matter. Withholding sex to punish your partner is a form of emotional abuse. The reason for someone withholding sex will differ from person to person, however it is typically the result of past abuse or trauma.
Subscriber Account active since. Free subscriber-exclusive audiobook! Get it now on Libro. If your partner starts fights over inconsequential things, he or she may resent you.