weight loss and relationships
Posted on Monday, August 30, 2010 at 12:57pm - 0 Comments »
Do weight control issues adversely impact on personal relationships? Whether it be a marriage, a boyfriend/girlfriend situation or other, is it possible that one person's weight control problems have a negative effect on the relationship as a whole?
It is pretty easy to say “People love each other for “who they are”, not what they look like”, but yet reality is such that part of the components of any intimate relationship is a mutual physical chemistry that is shared which results in both craving intimacy. When one or both people have weight control problems this could result in a lessening of the “sex appeal”.
Is this important to the affected people? Well, if it was very important, one would think that measures would be taken to correct the situation. It is a very sensitive issue so one member of the couple runs the risk of seriously hurting the feelings of the other by bringing up weight issues and the negative impact on attraction/intimacy.
We have many patienrs who tell us during the program how many compliments they receive from their spouses when weight loss is achieved. These compliments probably serve as a positive encouragement to continue efforts.
Losing weight makes us healthier…but one of the many positive ancillary benefits is a boost to a relationship.