You used to welcome your parent's surprise kisses at the end of the day. But ever since you've had kids, you find yourself annoyed and recoiling from their advances. There's nothing wrong with you — you're simply "touched out." If you spend all day hugging, kissing, and cuddling with the kids, you may find you have no physical contact left to give. But your partner may be oblivious to your feelings and see it as rejection, which is why you need to find ways to help partner understand that you're "touched out."
Moms, especially those with young kids, are prone to feeling "touched out" because parenting is all consuming, physically and mentally. If you've spent your day with a toddler and now you're expected to make the switch to lighting candles for sexy time with your partner, no wonder you're saying "pass."
If you're feeling the burden of being "touched out," are you're turning down advances from your partner, they will feel rejected and confused. So now you feel "touched out," exhausted, and guilty. Awesome.
So rather than let these feelings consume and overwhelm you and cause a rift in your relationship, try these conversation starters to help your partner understand what being "touched out" means, how you are feeling, and how they can help.