I'm (27M) at a loss. I feel undesired and unheard by my wife of < 3 years (28F)

2021.11.27 06:32 throwaway_091285 I'm (27M) at a loss. I feel undesired and unheard by my wife of < 3 years (28F)

Disclaimer: I have already arranged to speak with a relationship counselor about this.
I'm a person who puts a fairly high importance on physical intimacy. I could explain all the reasons why, but I think we can all agree that sex is a good thing for relationships (when both sides want it). Suffice to say: if I don't feel desired in that way, I find it extremely difficult to love and desire the person in return. No matter how great their other qualities are, a strong physical connection (and the resulting emotional connection) is a must to me.
On to the story.
Our relationship ramped up in seriousness very quickly. We conceived after having lived together for 3 months, and knowing each other for less than a year. We were so certain that we were completely right for each other...
I was certain I wanted a child (still am, no regrets), and as far as I knew, she did too. We even planned our fun around her ovulation. By golly, it didn't take much effort. The 9 months following were some my happiest, as I derived a great deal of pleasure in taking care of her and trying to make the entire time as relaxing as possible
Unfortunately things took a turn right about when her water broke. Her autonomy over the birth of her own child was ripped away at the very last moment by her own family (they didn't forcibly remove her control, but she was in no shape to fight it given the vulnerable position she was in). Instead the birth taking place under the care of her prenatal doctor, at the hospital we had been going to for every check-up, it happened at a completely separate hospital under the care of her family's doctor-friend. I think we both felt like her family cared more about getting to snap a picture with the newborn baby than getting that baby connected with its own mother ASAP. My heart wrenches to this day at how it all went.
Fast forward a bit. As time went on after the birth, she became less and less interested in getting physical. When rejected, my usual response was to sleep on the couch. I had a very tough time processing and dealing with the rejections. I would leave it for a day or two, a week, several weeks, before bringing it up again... only to repeat the cycle. A couple of times when she agreed, I had such extreme performance anxiety that I just had to stop (this did not help the anxiety). I became certain she simply didn't want me anymore. Eventually the rejections got to be too painful, and so I elected to just stay on the couch.
I was always kind of 'the one' that was involved with our baby. They slept beside me during those nights on the couch. I guess I had the parenting knack, her not so much. It was disheartening for me to see, but also understandable given her circumstances (not gone into here). Eventually we mutually decided that I would bring our baby back with me to my home country to raise them closer to the support of my own family. We weren't splitting up for good, but we were experimenting with being apart... about a 20 hour triple-layover flight apart.
That brings us to now. After nearly a year apart, we've been talking a lot and generally getting along very well. Our child is doing well and while it's certainly not EASY, I'm getting by raising them in single-parent fashion. I would love to have a physical reunion just as much as ever, but as it turns out, she just doesn't have the desire to be physical and has shared that she may even feel pushed away from my wanting it (when I asked if that may be the case).
This would be grounds for me calling off the relationship. In fact more than once I have declared my feelings of there being very little hope of us being able to make this work. I end up feeling fine with the possibility that our relationship will be over, but always end up having a change of heart - after-all, splitting up may mean that my wife won't be able to see her child again for a very long time.
She is not for the idea of us splitting up, claiming that she feels like there's a good enough chance that we're compatible and can make things work. Yet I feel used in a way... It feels like no matter how I try to get across the importance of physical intimacy to me, it's not something she takes seriously. She acknowledges she would like to change it, but actually doing something about it never seems to be a priority.
Apparently if I talk about the issue with her, it makes her even less attracted to me. If I don't keep talking about it, I have the sense that nothing will change.
I feel like an ultimatum may be needed, but am also worried about the damage it could cause to the relationship.
What do you suggest reddit?
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2021.11.27 06:32 gheezer123 What’s Kanye doing when he sees Pete and Kim?

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My first Reddit post. Short version: I (M44) am very happily married to an extremely supportive and loving woman who is my age. I had a mental breakdown earlier this year, and my wife has been nothing but supportive. Totally grateful and of course I would do the same for her.
However, I’m not well, and there are aspects of my mental health that I cannot talk with her about (daily passive suicidal ideation, for example) and choose to speak about with professionals.
I am extremely lonely, have no friends, and have become a bit (more than a bit?) attached to a woman 15 years younger than I in a support group and who has been very welcoming and supportive to my recovery.
I think of her often nowadays and focus a lot on our shared backgrounds & interests. Although I think neither of us is foolish enough to cross the line and even mention having feelings (she very likely doesn’t have any for me, given my age; we just get along very well) I still feel unfaithful and guilty.
I’m attached to this person emotionally despite my unwavering love for my wife. Any thoughts? Am I an awful human being/husband?
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Echorouk website revealed that neither English graduates nor English teachers will be the first go-to when it comes to teaching English at elementary schools. Instead, French teachers will undergo a supervised English language teaching training program to teach the second foreign language themselves to elementary school students (Bruh). The following quote is taken from Echorouk's official website:
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2021.11.27 06:32 TreatmentBoundLess Just discovered Fountains of Wayne… wow.

just discovered this amazing band last week and I've been listening on repeat ever since. Obviously, I knew Stacey’s Mom…. But holy cow, Welcome Insterstate Managers knocked me out. I heard Bret Easton Ellis gushing about Fountains of Wayne on his podcast and thought why not check them out. Welcome Insterstate Managers is a masterpiece. I mean their songs are perfect, the chord progressions, the melodies, the lyrics. Every time I listen, I’m filled with a kind of joy and optimism. I didn’t grow up in the American suburbs, but the Australian urban sprawl doesn’t seem too different. The themes Adam and Chris hit upon appear to be universal.
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Anyway, this is a long, rambling post but I thought I had to post something. It’s been a long time since I’ve discovered a band as amazing as this. The exciting sense of discovery is palpable here.
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