Hello, so im in my early 30s and i've been married now for 6 years to a man, we have a 3 year old together and overall we are happy. I love him dearly, but I'm unsure what type of love. I dont find him sexually attractive at all and we have a sexless marriage. Since I was 10 /11 I've found women sexually attractive ,never had Male crushes always women. I've had my fair share of boyfriends before my husband and they never lasted long. I had a one night stand with a woman and couldn't get it put my mind for months( also before husband ). Now everytime i see a lesbian couple or see them on tv I end up getting very low and almost depressed for a few days afterwards. I have to make sure I dont watch anything with lesbians in as I cant explain to my husband why I'm low. I really dont no what to do or if I'm gay or not. Anyone else here have a similar experience and can shed some light?
I kind of know how you feel. I was an openly gay cisgender man but due to religious pressures I went against my feelings and married a dear woman who had the faith and courage to take me on. We had three wonderful children but after 12 years of struggles it all came to a head.
Leading up to that, I certainly remember feeling more and more depressed when seeing other gay men with men being happy. In fact, just seeing good looking guys in the street was enough to upset me. Something died inside and I couldn't cope with the feelings I had that I had lost something very vital to my personality - and yet I was married and with children! They too were precious! The impossibility of my situation lead to becoming very ill. Later I have found out that I had also been exhausted masking undiagnosed Asperger's Syndrome as well. All very difficult.
So, having said all that, I think it is very important you get the right kind of help with this. Whether or not you are a Lesbian is not for anyone else to say but you. If you feel you can have that identity then that is fine. Questioning your sexuality later in life is nothing unusual. It happens.
Regarding your marriage, it is very important to remember that everyone's situation is different. How you continue your relationship is the business of you and your husband to work out. It often takes time and patience and contacting marriage guidance may help. My wife and I went to RELATE but I didn't find it helpful. I suspect it all depends on the experience and knowledge of the counsellor, and ours wasn't that good. May be they are better trained for such LBGTQ+ scenarios these day, I don't know.
Some people stay together and it works somehow - they may or may not agree to have partners outside the marriage. Others, are not happy with that and have to separate and live their new lives that way. When there are children involved it is always a bit more complicated, of course, but I am testimony to the fact that it can work out fine in the end. It just takes a lot of thought, communication, and patience. My wife and I divorced, our children are all grown up and are wonderfully fine. We all get on very well. Depends on how it is managed and the willingness of the people involved to make the changes word. The children were always the priority in our decisions.
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