A WOMAN has sparked a debate over whether her husband’s “refusal” to have sex is “abuse”.
Taking to parenting forum Mumsnet, the woman explained how her sex life had taken a nose dive and that she “couldn’t take it anymore” and wondered if it was “grounds for divorce”.
Getty – Contributor The woman described how she and her husband hadn’t slept together once in 2017
She wrote: “I’ve posted with my husband’s refusal to have sex with me under a different name.
“In 2017 – no sex at all and only a few short hugs.
“2016 – sex three times.
“2015 – twice.
Getty – Contributor Many agreed that the woman should leave her husband – but that it wasn’t ‘abuse’
“I can’t take it anymore.
“He’s a fabulous dad to our teen child.
“He loves me – I know he does.
“It’s not enough.
“I’m ashamed to admit to having a non-sexual, emotional affair over the last year.
“This man makes me feel desirable. It won’t go any further than that, but it has given me some comfort.
“For the last year or so, my husband has chosen to sleep in another room.
“This started when he had a heavy cold and snored so much that he kept me awake.
Getty – Contributor Some thought that the woman was in the wrong for emotionally relying on another man
“Every night, he stays in his study and plays computer games. I watch TV in another room.
“He adores our child and will do everything for him.
“I’m depressed and frightened and frustrated.
“I don’t think I can honour the vows I made at our wedding.”
Needless to say, many users were quick to chime in with their thoughts on the matter.
Many thought that while the no sex was not abuse, the woman should still consider leaving her husband.
One such user said: “He’s not abusing you. He clearly either doesn’t fancy you, or has a very low sex drive.
“Either way, clearly you are not happy and so this marriage is over.”
Another added: “Not abuse but certainly an ‘irreconcilable difference’”
Someone else wrote: “It’s not abuse, but it’s clear neither of you are happy.
“Either agree to go to counselling and see if there’s anything worth saving, or separate and find someone new. This is no life for either of you.”
Meanwhile, others considered the woman to be out of line – thanks to her “emotional affair”.
One such user said: “It could be an example of irreconcilable differences, which are grounds for divorce. So is your adultery, for the record.
“It’s definitely not abuse and sorry to be the one to break it to you, but you’re actually the bad guy here.
“Sex with your spouse is not a “right” and they are perfectly entitled to have low sex drive!
“Just imagine the stink people would kick up if this thread had the gender roles reversed and a man thought it was ‘abuse’ for his wife to be disinterested in sex…”
Asda Unicorn Gnomes Have Sold Out Overnight… But There’s Good News If You Still Want One
GARDEN gnomes are a quirky way to add some colour to your front porch, and George at Asda have released some slightly different ones to the traditional gnomes.
In true 2018 style, the supermarket has designed one dressed as a unicorn, and unsurprisingly, it sold out within hours.
Unicorn Mini Gnome, £6, Asda
George at Asda Garden gnomes have had a millennial makeover with this fun unicorn option
Isabelle Wynne, Outdoor Buyer for Asda said: “We have become well-known for our giant gnomes and we really enjoy coming up with new quirky designs every season.”
“As well as the eccentric twist on the traditional gnome, this year we’ve introduced the unicorn, a favourite with our customers right now – and they are flying off the shelves.”
The entire collection costs just £6 each, so you could even buy a family of them for a colourful garden.
The mythical beast inspired gnome sold out in just 12 hours, but if you’re wanting to get you hands on one, then you could still be in luck, because Asda have ordered extra stock of the jolly gnomes, so keep an eye on the website if you want to grab one.
Dinosaur Mini Gnome, £6, Asda
George at Asda Your kids will love this fun dinosaur gnome Astronaut Mini Gnome, £6, Asda
George at Asda Gnomes have been given impressive professions now – this astronaut one is living the dream
There’s also a mini dinosaur option if you prefer prehistoric beasts to mythical ones.
Alternatively, there’s a quirky astronaut one, if one of your kids (or even you) fancies themselves in space one day.
The full range can be found in store, and on the Asda website.
Mcfly Star Danny Jones’ Wife Georgia Posts Inspiring Baby Pic To Prove The Body Doesn’t ‘ping Back Overnight’
GEORGIA Jones gave birth in January, but posted a photo of her post-baby body to Instagram just hours after welcoming her son Cooper Alf.
The 31-year-old model, who is married to McFly star Danny Jones, revealed why she shared the photo when she appeared on Lorraine on Monday.
The model spoke to Lorraine about the photo
Speaking of a woman’s body after giving birth, the inspiring mum said: “As a new mum, I always wondered what pregnant tummies looked like after, because you never know.”
She said that “it doesn’t ping back” and you still “look pregnant”, even after having the baby.
So Georgia decided to share the intimate snap to Instagram to show others how bodies look after pregnancy.
She explained her reasoning to Lorraine: “I was like well why heck not post something like that? Which I think is positive?”
Refer to Caption Georgia posted the photo to Instagram straight after giving birth on January 27
Lorraine said that Georgia looked “stunning”
The chat-show host clearly agreed with the Georgia, and told her that she looked “absolutely stunning”.
Speaking of her own pregnancy, Lorraine said “I did not look like that when I had my baby, but you can still see you have a tummy.”
Georgia agreed, saying: “Very much so!”
In the shot, Georgia explained how she had “greasy hair, prickly legs, very sore bits, big pants, and one empty wobbly tum”.
She went on to say that she was proud of her body, as it “pushed [a] little person out”.
Georgia and Danny Jones tied the knot in 2014
On the show, the glowing mum looked stunning in a black mini dress and heeled boots, but has posted other snaps to Instagram to show the less glam side of parenting.
In one hilarious shot, she held her thumb up while holding Cooper, wearing a nursing top and explaining in the caption that he had just done a “projectile poo”.
Georgia married Danny Jones on 2 August 2014, and gave birth to Cooper Alf Jones on 27 January 2018.
Inside Blue Ivy’s £million Wardrobe, With A £7000 Mischka Aoki Dress And Louis Vuitton Handbag
WITH parents as stylish as Beyonce and Jay-Z, it seems impossible for Blue Ivy Carter not to have the most enviable wardrobe.
Unsurprisingly, Blue Ivy’s outfits are straight from high-end designers, so we revealed the true cost of her of lavish wardrobe.
Getty Images – Getty Blue Ivy was spotted with her mum Beyonce at the NBA All-Star Game holding a £1250 Louis Vuitton handbag
Blue Ivy attended the NBA All-Star game in Los Angeles yesterday, and was carrying a £1230 Louis Vuitton handbag.
Another one of her handbags is Valentino, and costs £1765 – so you may have some saving to do if you want your little one to steal her style.
The toddler also regularly shops at Gucci, and has rocked numerous dresses, blouses, and bags.
It’s clear that the famous child is just as fashion forward as her pop star mum and rapper dad.
Alma BB Handbag, £1250, Louis Vuitton
The mini handbag is perfect for toddler sized hands
Getty – Contributor In January, Blue Ivy looked glam with her parents at the Grammy awards in January, and you can buy her clutch bag in Selfridges Rockstud Carry Secrets Leather Clutch, £1765, Valentino at Selfridges
The bag may be trendy, but it costs an arm and a leg
Getty Images – Getty At the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, Blue Ivy’s Mischka Aoki gown and shoes looked seriously stylish
This stunning Mischka Aoki gown cost £6985
Her trainers were also pricey, costing £430 from Guiseppe Zanotti
Blue Ivy wore a pink and green Gucci dress to match her mums stunning maternity gown at the Beauty And The Beast premiere last year
The dress is colourful and pretty, but cost a whopping £1500
Blue Ivy poses in a pink Gucci shirt
This shirt may be cute, but it costs £335
Getty Images – Getty At the NBA All-Star Game in 2017, Blue Ivy wore a green frilled Gucci dress
The dress cost £179
Getty – Contributor Jay-Z held Blue Ivy at the Grammy Awards in 2017, and she accessorised her pink outfit with a pink cat bag from Gucci
This trendy bag would set you back £1353
It’ s no surprise that everyone secretly (or not so secretly) idolises Beyonce, but now it seems that everyone will also be coveting the wardrobe of her daughter.
We can’t wait to see what looks the toddler pulls together this year – as children grow out of their clothes so quickly, we must expect more and more impressive outfits.
Perhaps Beyonce will get her an Instagram account of her own, as everybody loves a lavish #ootd, and a few may want to pinch her look for their own kids.
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