When drifting apart leads to growing apart

a man and a woman riding bikes on the beach with 2 metres between them

If you’re spending more time with your friends than you partner and can’t remember when you last had sex, should you be worried? Alexia Santamaria investigates the danger signs that suggest a long-term relationship might be in trouble, and finds out what to do about it.

Spend some time with any group of women in their forties and fifties, who are in long-term relationships, and you’ll encounter some recurring topics of conversation. Add a few bottles of wine and you’ll hear even more entertaining anecdotes about the highs and lows of being with the same person for a decade or two.

It’s inevitable, no matter who you are. Certain things happen when you are with the same partner every day for a very long time…

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