My wife has come out as gay – is my sex life over?

We have long had a low-sex marriage but continue to share a lot. At 69, is it time to switch off my sex drive and make peace with the situation?

I love my wife. I’m 69 and she is 71. We have long had a low-sex marriage and now she has “come out” to herself and to me as a lesbian. At least I now understand that it’s not my “fault”. I’m just the wrong sex. We have a good life; we have shared and continue to share a lot. So how do I “kill” my sex drive and find peace?

You cannot “kill” your sex life and you shouldn’t try. I sense that you are trying hard to take this in your stride, but adjusting to it will not be easy. In fact, it will take you some time and considerable effort.

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