Conflict in any human relationship is (almost) inevitable, in spite of how troubling and disadvantageous it could be. And even marriage, which is a loving, affectionate relationship, is not exempted.
From findings, there are many things that could cause conflict in marriage, and these include issues surrounding money, sex, in-laws, lack of care, feeling of disconnection, dashed expectation and misunderstanding.
Equally, there are different ways people respond when they are offended by their partners. Some of the common reactions include silent treatment, deserting the home and acting strangely.
But, one that is of interest in this context is sex starvation, whereby the aggrieved person denies the partner of sex, even when they expressly demand for it.
According to experts, denying a partner of sex could be harmful to a relationship.