Hi everyone, This is my first post but after going through the forum it seems to be the right place to blow some steam... I have been married for 5 years now, and since a couple of years it's only been downhill. Before getting married, things were great: going out regularly, plenty of sex and intimacy (hugs, kisses, I love you and all). Since then we got 2 kids, which obviously put a strain on our relationship, but now that they are a bit bigger, I was hoping things would turn a bit better... But no I feel like our relationship has slowly turned to one of those typical crappy japanese couple: no sex, no love, no communication. I think i must have tried everything: being nicer, negociation and getting angry, but nothing changes. So here I am, 5 years down the Line, in a relationship that I wanted to avoir at any cost. Maybe a bit more patience on my side coule be good, but after 5years, I am running out of it... Thanks for listening.