Regression in adults can arise at any age; it entails retreating to an earlier developmental stage (emotionally, socially, or behaviorally).
As a result, regression to earlier coping mechanisms occurs when a spouse fears being direct or when they can not allow themselves to want directly.
Regression, or How Divorce Turned Me into a (Giddy) Drinking, Have you had truly, ridiculous, sustained, adolescent fun as an adult?.
significantly with her ability to function socially and sexually as an adult. she lay there, unable to tell past from present, or past assailant from loving spouse.