Have you ever tried the “ask for sex every night” approach under the theory that the more you ask the more often she will say yes? Or, maybe you have no idea why she says yes, so you figure you should ask all the time so you don’t miss an occasion when she might say yes. Basically fire blindly and hope you hit the target occasionally!
I’ve been there, I’ve done that, and I found it did not work very well. If you think about it, why would it? If your wife, or your child, or anyone else, did that to you over something, don’t you think you would come to resent it? Might you feel so nagged you would start to say no just out of annoyance? Beyond that, if they asked when you were clearly busy, or over worked, or just so tired you could not stand it, how would you feel about them for being so inconsiderate or clueless?
Why would your daily requests for sex be received any differently?
Yes, I know you are not getting enough, and asking less when you want more seems counter-productive, but if you think about what I said above you should start to see why better targeting of your asking could result in more sex and less aggravation for both of you.
The key here is to figure out when/why she says no. It may seem completely random, but it is not. The problem is there are a great many factors involved, so it is a very difficult formula to decipher.
- Time of month is huge if she is not pregnant, past menopause, or on hormonal contraceptives. She should be most receptive (if not chasing you) around ovulation – which is 14 days before her next period. The week before this, she is likely to be more receptive than at other times. After she ovulates, she is less receptive. During menstruation varies from women to woman.
- Tiredness, from lack of sleep, is probably the next biggest factor.
- Stress and tiredness from a long day are also big factors.
- How well she has connected with you the last 24 – 36 hours is important, with her love language being how she feels loved and connected.
There are plenty of other factors, well beyond what I can list here. Start thinking about it; make notes about her last 24 hours when she says yes, and when she says no. Record as much as possible and you should start to find patterns. Does she always say no on laundry day, or after taking the kids to some specific event? Is she very likely to say yes when she gets some quiet time in the evening, or the day after a date with you? Keep playing detective, and you should find the clues needed to learn when asking is a waste of time (and a good way to aggravate her) and when your odds are better. Realise that not asking does not help you directly, but if it makes her feel less exhausted with you, that is good for both of you.
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