I've been thinking about this for quite some time. I'm engaged to my soulmate but we have conflicting views on the importance of sex in a relationship/marriage. I've heard this same situation with many of my male friends. I've even had this discussion with my mother (I can talk to her about anything) and she tells me that that's just the way it is. Men, in general, have a higher sex drive than do women. So is this a reason/excuse for so many divorces/break-ups? I'm serious. I've personally heard about many couples separate because the differences of their sex drives. And yes, I know you can make a relationship work without sex, but I don't know if I could ever do it. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a sexaholic, fiance won't allow it! (Right now she's definitely the responsible one!) That's just the way I feel. I do think it plays a large role in a successful intimate relationship and it always will. Am I way off base here?