Dealing with lack of affection and intimacy!
the rejection often occurs by not recognizing the other person as a spouse and in particular comments like "what are you doing here when is my wife going to get home so you can leave". Even though the lack of recognition and hurtful comments are part of the process it is extremely difficult to deal with after 45 years of a highly intimate relationship. The comments are just the tip of the iceberg, it gets worse from there. Frustrated without intimacy!!!