12 Jun '11, 7am
Is sex the only happy factor? Lack of communication between husband and wife is the main cause of extra-marital affairs
AFTER more than a decade of marriage, 40-something Susan* and her husband are still hot in between the sheets. However, all the action in bed is cooling off her feelings for her husband. “I am tired all the time but he is just insatiable,” she confides. Outside the bedroom, the two management-level professionals hardly communicate, unless there are problems with their children, or huge bills to settle. Worse, she says, both are addicted to their smartphones. “When we are together, our attention is on our phone reading updates and e-mail or just trying out new Apps.” Although divorce is not on their minds, Susan admits that the romance is missing from their relationship. Paul Jambunathan, a consultant clinical psychologist at Sunway Medical Centre, says lack of communication between husband and wife is the main cause of extra-marital affairs and divorces. “The problem start...