Well, we happen to live in a society that no longer provides universal social, moral , or religious guidance to structure fair and satisfying relationships. In fact, the couple can create deeper bonds during this period. It is possible that the man may be sexually drawn to other women. Beyond that fact, some female-centric advice has attempted to shift the power dynamic even more in favor of the wife, by suggesting that the husband should not even have an expectation of sexual satisfaction in the marriage. In fact, men are often tempted to indulge in extra-marital affairs during this time. Underneath them all, however, is one simple truth We are avoiding sexual contact; but I do feel the urge for sex. Clearly then, he has some influence and value here. Hormonal and chemical changes prepare her for conception, pregnancy and childbearing. What do we do? By working and compromising with a "good" partner in the long run, however, such a seemingly "unconditional" and communal relationship may result. I keep my friends informed: Furthermore, depending on the couple's finances and living arrangement, not to mention other aspects of the marriage, the husband might not be willing or able to leave the relationship over sexual needs. She becomes emotional and sometimes oversensitive. The way her needs are acknowledged or dismissed affects her mental state and thereby the foetus as well.