Thursday, June 16, 2011

Can Weight Loss Break Up a Relationship?

I was reading a newspaper arcticle about a lady in her thirties who for most of her life has been overweight. She started working out and lost a great amount of weight.  As she lost weight, her husband became more distant.  As she lost weight, her confidence increased and she became aware of some issues in her relationship.  Which resulted in the end of her marriage.  She did not blame her weight loss on the break up of her marriage however it was a catalyst for her to recognize that there are issues in their relationship. 

I thought it was interesting because she doesn't blame the weight loss for her marriage breakdown.  However the weight loss was the catalyst to recognize her issues.  Now i know losing weight can definitely impact  relationsips, however do you think it can break up relationnshios? C'mon ladies, let us confess!

1) Do you think weight loss can break up a relationship?


Alida said...

I don't think the weight loss broke up her marriage. I think her mind was opened to things she didn't see before. It was her change in attitude not the change in her size that did her marriage in. imho

toi said...

I must agree with Alida, with her weight gone she might have felt that nothing was stopping her to take the new directions.

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Elena (Running in Heels After Child) said...

This is not always the case but I sometimes men use weight as a way of controlling their spouse. Often people that are heavier have lower self esteem, and it is easier for them to be more needy and controlled, they may believe and the husbands make them think, I am lucky to have him, or I could not make it on my own, or no one else would love/want me.

When they start loosing wight and gaining confidence the men loose that power.

I don't think loosing weight will end a good marriage but it will magnify the issues.