We should remember one member over the last year that was able to fix her sexless marriage to at least some degree. tiredoftears husband turned out to have a sort of cuck fetish. He began supporting his wife's outsourcing, and started having sex with her again.
I have no idea how the story turned out. It is certainly an outlier, but I am optimistic that they found an arrangement that, no matter how unorthodox, worked for them.
Thank you for the comments! Still going great! We get along fabulously now! I visit a dungeon twice a month, have a playmate that comes over a few days a week!
@shynjdude - I seriously doubt your 4-5% estimate. Based on 4 years now reading various SM venues.
One of the reasons it is so low is that very few people are truly willing to put their marriage on the line. TL2 strongly implied here that his turnaround miraculously coincided with his decision to walk if nothing improved. Same with h .
You don't have to give a fuck me or else ultimatum (which may not be a good idea anyway). The important thing is that you have a mindset that you are truly (no bullshit, no mental masturbation) prepared to imminently walk. That mindset will not go unnoticed by your refuser, and it will change how you deal with your refuser. Usually their heels are dug in so deep with their validation to enforce celibacy that it doesn't matter. But on rare occasions it works.
I've seen very few even claimed recoveries that did not involve a strong resolve to leave. And one person's claimed recovery is more often than not another person's duty sex. So when you look for and count recoveries you have to vet them very carefully.
Last Edit: Jul 25, 2018 11:07:14 GMT -5 by beachguy
timeforliving2 I think your comment is so valuable and I hope a lot of people see it.
Thanks. I learned a lot from the EP group back in the day... so many posts, chats, and discussions. Without it who knows what my life would be today, but I would probably be posting about a nearly 25 year SM rather than a 19 year SM. I've got to pay it forward in this successor ILIASM Forum group and help others with my own perspective and advice when I can. Everyone's SM situation is different / unique but there are common threads and themes throughout. The hard part is trying to absorb everything and make an educated decision about how you want to apply it to your specific SM. That takes time, reflection, discussion, reading, learning, and self-awareness /self-understanding.... among many other things (the list goes on). One key take-away though is you can't "wait" forever and "hope" things will change. You've got to, at some point, take action and come up with a few strategies to addresses the situation. You have to also come up with a Plan A, a Plan B, and maybe even a Plan C... and to resolve ahead of time to be OK with those Plan B and Plan C situations if they play out. And you have to have time limits for your Plans A, B and C. In my situation Plan A = joint counseling. Plan B = separation. Plan C = divorce. I never did proceed to Plan B but I came awfully close and I would have been (I was ready to be) OK with that.
I did mention quite a few things in my prior post last night about my SM, the turnaround, compatibility, and my current status. I hope a lot of people see it too.... Hope it all helps!
I adopted this TWIST on the traditional Serenity Prayer: "I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept." Life goes on. Time marches on. No more status quo. It's time for living.
Post by ironhamster on Jul 25, 2018 21:28:38 GMT -5
There are two types of people that come to this forum,those that separate us into two groups of people and those that do not.
I know we all come here because we have a common problem, and are seeking the magic solution. In my year here, and previous year of searching, I have seen a lot of reasons for the problem. Some are solvable. Some are so minor that the refused has a "no fucking way" response to my description of my situation. So, if we include the guy whose wife is pissed because he refuses to buy her the shiny new car, and people in his situation, I could see a 5% rate of recovery. Some folks have great sex then end up in a dry spell.
Most of our situations are not dry spells. We have fundamental differences with our spouses that we glossed over and struggled to accommodate. For some subsets, the recovery rate is precisely zero.
If the story of esteemed Brother timeforliving2 tells us (in the turnaround scenario) anything, it tells us this. You have to be prepared to put the marriage on the line and be prepared to walk away from it.
If the story of our esteemed Sister choosinghappy tells us (in the failed turnaround scenario) anything, it tells us this. You have to be prepared to put the marriage on the line and be prepared to walk away from it.
That is the underlying truth in the various incarnations of ILIASM shitholes. If you want to bring the thing to resolution, you have to be prepared to put it on the line and be prepared to walk away from it.
If you are NOT prepared to put the marriage on the line and be prepared to walk away from it (and that is a perfectly valid position to take) then you will NOT be able to resolve it.
These are not cases where brinkmanship or bluff or bullshit have any place. If you are not prepared to put the marriage on the line and be prepared to walk away from it (and that is a perfectly valid position to take) then don't try and bullshit your spouse that you are ready to do this. More to the point, don't bullshit yourself either.
This is deadly serious shit we are dealing with.
Ooooh ! PS. I just saw that the former Sister lonelywifey has changed her name to choosinghappy. Well done Sis.
misssunnybunny: You're welcome! So glad to hear you had a great day
Jan 19, 2019 16:34:01 GMT -5
worksforme2: anyone hear anything lately from mrslowmaintenance or smartkat?
Jan 24, 2019 18:06:02 GMT -5
petrushka: Just saw the forecast for Mildura at 47C -- I hope you and Ms. Enna are going to be ok Baz. That's getting dangerous.
Jan 24, 2019 20:10:00 GMT -5
lifeinwoodinville: I last heard from mrslowmaintenance about a month ago. I have been in regular contact with her for the last year and a half. I feel comfortable in saying that her situation remains unchanged. If you want to know more PM me.
Jan 25, 2019 22:36:50 GMT -5
worksforme2: Hey baza,...I know it's hot and dry down under. N.C. is having record rainfall. I would gladly trade some rain for some sunshine....
Feb 22, 2019 20:28:35 GMT -5
tamara68: Today it's steak and blowjob day! I suppose the steak is for those who don't get a blowjob.
Mar 14, 2019 16:49:49 GMT -5
petrushka: tamara68 Laughing with tears in my eyes. And my steak is going to be semolina gruel, due to some tummy upset :-\
Mar 15, 2019 1:11:10 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: So sad to hear the news from New Zealand. Boston Strong supports Kiwi Strong!!
Mar 15, 2019 7:46:22 GMT -5
petrushka: I was gobsmacked when I heard. This is just not us. In all of 2017 we had 37 murders in the country ..... I think the echo chambers of "social media" have a lot to answer for.
Mar 15, 2019 18:45:45 GMT -5
baza: Feeling for our Brothers and Sisters across the ditch Brother petrushka .
Mar 15, 2019 19:27:50 GMT -5
misssunnybunny: petrushka, I thought I read the headline wrong (this stuff happens here, not in NZ). It is frightening the hate that is being spread; it makes my heart hurt.
Mar 15, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -5
saarinista: All of us, IMHO, should try to be civil and kind as much as possible in person and online. I actively Tweet (civilly) on political matters and am horrified by the rancor & trolling on both sides of the spectrum, which only inflames unstable people.
Mar 19, 2019 23:21:20 GMT -5