Working on R for a year?
That's very little time, for so very much damage.
I just know that it would be difficult for me to feel sexually free with someone who was not patient enough to allow trust to be built. And would be impossible (for me at least) to reciprocate true trust with someone who does not trust.
Please understand the following are only observations based on what little I have here and thoughts that popped into my mind as I read through the thread from my limited perspective. But I felt they might be worth sharing.
I see a theme of impatience and misplaced trust.
That phone number, that one proposition, those harmless little secrets....they remind of tools in a tool belt. Only they are hidden in the memory of a card, a proposition extending into the future and it's always right there your "back pocket" Only you know about it so you are the only one who can control when you play that card. Like a trump card for those times when things aren't going right.
When you don't get what you want, in the time frame you believe it should come, you do something about it, and you seem to pull just the thing you need to feel vindicated or to speed up the process, you play a card from your pocket.
Have you always trusted and planned ahead for these moments when you WILL be let down and will have to pull out one of those secret cards?
What if you decided to trust your wife? After all it has been 3 A's she is still there.
What if you were to trust that she too will want to have sex more often in a way that pleases both of you? She made an effort to initiate after you only "mentioned" it to her. Isn't this an issue that's worth pressing?
I also think that the little "tools" or cards you slip into your back pocket, for that "just in case" moment could be replaced with things strengthen and truly empower you. Things like patience and trust, or whatever else you discover as a source of your strength.
I really hate to see a relationship set upon a course for certain doom over something that hasn't happened yet and that hasn't even been given an opportunity to blossom. Unless of course that is what you want. Because in that case you have the card in your pocket. You could play it.