For women, there are many factors that affect libido. One of them is their view of their partner. One must remember that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and therefore what is good for one is not always good for another. The big question is that in these economic times if the female was looking up to her partner for his standing in society both in the position in his job and financial security and the partner looses his job and income what happens? Many report that they are very disappointed and the traditional roles are upset. The woman still has her job and position and now she supports the husband who of necessity must take care of the house as there is no money for babysitters or cleaning ladies. The husband tales the children to school and after school activities and does all domestic chores. It sounds great in theory but it is very detrimental to the libido. The woman does not look at the husband as the he man. He is now a she-man. The traditional role of the male is to bring home the bacon. That is now topsy turvy as more women are holding jobs that traditionally were male’s and now with the economic crunch there is not enough jobs for both sexes. The libido goes down and so is the disatisfaction in the marriage. Stress -financial and psychological also contributes to this picture and sometimes divorce looms over this relationship. One needs to sit back and think that this is only for a short time and all will get back to normal. That is the reasoning. I do not think libido is reasoning. It is all about feeling. No one yet figured out how to fix that for women. And so each struggles on and tries to cope. However, the big looser here is the libido.