Is this true? No sex = grounds for divorce?

He’s blowing smoke.

Chapter 50 of the NCGS (you can find them by going to the NC General Assembly’s web page, has all the relevant details.

Thank you Golfball. I will go read Chapter 50 now.

No, that is not grounds for a divorce.

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My husband told me the following:

“In the state of NC, lack of sex in a marriage for 60 days is grounds for divorce.”

I have searched this site trying to verify that piece of information. I am trying to figure out if my husband was telling me the truth OR blameshifting to justify his adultery.

Is this true? And if so, could you please post a link to the statute (sp?) or link to where I can read about that.

Thank you.