If you go by any television show or movie, yo'd think relationships are just a conduit for endless sex. With all the time some characters spend in bed, you have to wonder how they hold down a job or have time to eat. In real life, though, relationships are not so straightforward. Dry spells happen to most every couple. But when those dry spells go on for too long, the things that happen to your relationship when you stop having sex are rarely positive.
This isn't to say you have to get down and dirty every hour of every day to have a good relationship. According to Bustle, having sex about twice a week is healthy or average for most couples, although there are always variations. And of course, there are plenty of asexuals, or couples with low libidos, who don't mind going without it for a while.
For many couples, though, sex is a crucial relationship bond, and its absence can be problematic. It's perfectly normal to desire sex from your partner, and facing a life of apparent abstinence can be pretty dispiriting. That said, if you know the way sexlessness can hamper your relationship, you're more likely to work to fix things before they hit the irreparable level. Hopefully, you and your SO can talk it out and find a solution that works for you both.