Think of this moment as an opportunity to strengthen and revitalize your connection.
If you've been mirroring your husband's buddy-buddy vibe, you can be the one to plug back into your passions and shift what you're reflecting back at him: Bringing some excitement and newness back into your life can help passions if these 13 signs sound like your marriage in a nutshell: 1.
You always find something wrong with everyone they're into.
You both fidget awkwardly when you go out with your madly-in-love, newly-married friends.
Watching them grope each other under the dinner table just highlights the utter lack of PDA between you.
If you have multiple partners, it's literally a matter of life and death.
Plus I hear tell that having your FWB's baby can lead to Hollywood asking if they can option your story to make a shitty romantic comedy nobody pays to see. Set a schedule I know, I know, spontaneity is part of what makes sex with your FWB so damn hot.
You have all the same hobbies and interests, and when you're both single, you basically use each other for dates as it is.3. Your family knows your best friend so well and they already approve (they even make sure to tell you that not so subtly). If you just went out with whoever your mom approved of, you'd be married to her old sorority sister's kid.
Call it jealousy, but you just get a twinge of annoyance whenever you see them with someone else. If you do it well, your reward is good sex, on the regs, with no long-term strings attached. Here's the good news, you CAN date and still have a friend with benefits.There are just a handful of rules you've got to keep in mind.1.Cue the double date scene in Jerry Maguire where Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger watch another couple's steamy makeout sesh while they coldly peck one another. When you scroll through your texts from the last week, four out of five are related to food. Giving every attractive human under the age of 50 the full body scan? If you guys are looking at other people that much, it's definitely time to reignite the sexy spark between you.11. If "sharing your creature comforts together takes precedence over sharing sexual intimacy," it's a problem, says Dr.Where, when, and what to eat for dinner is the most common topic of conversation, rather than planning your next date, or (God forbid) sexting. Bedtime and bathroom routines are strictly functional, sexy. Flossing, clipping your toenails, digging for gold, you name it. Jane Greer, New York-based relationship expert and author of chill — every single night. "They come home and end up watching TV or just eating dinner rather than making time to connect sexually," says Greer. "Rather than responding to sexual overtures, couples in this predicament just ignore them," says Greer.For many, a friend with benefits is like training wheels for a real, grownup, relationship.