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Is My "To Do" List Ruining My Sex Life?

“Everything else gets the best of her while I get the rest of her” is a common complaint I hear from defeated partners at the start of couples therapy. As early as the dating phase, some relationships show warning signs of poor physical or sexual connection. The quality and frequency of sex and intimacy between partners is often hindered by “the list”. Whether one partner is an ambitious and driven entrepreneur or simply a fan of organization and structure, being a slave to a daily list of things to do can make it difficult for them to shut off their task-oriented brain and make space for spontaneous or regular physical connection with their significant other. “You don’t have time for an orgasm?’ is the question it boils down to in their partner’s minds. Who can’t make time for an orgasm?

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