This lady, Joanne Smith, featured in the Daily Mail just bummed me out so hard. Here’s the basic rundown of her story titled “The utter humiliation of being fatter than your husband… especially when he used to be the tubby one”: Her husband lost weight and got in very good shape recently and for the first time in their marriage she is fatter than he is. It is really upsetting her.
He became a babe magnet overnight while she is “convinced he cannot possibly fancy [her] now [that she] weighs more than him.” Even though they are still schtupping as often as ever and he still reassures her that he loves her, she can’t even comfortably get naked in front of him anymore or stand next to him fully clothed in a picture. She compares their bodies to Kermit and Miss Piggy, the famous banjo playing frog and glamorous diva pig of Muppet fame. Smith knows that their love is beyond weight, but no longer feels good enough for him.
Smith’s story is quite heartbreaking, not because she is fatter than ever and her husband looks better than he ever has, but for a number of reasons that have nothing to do with her size or his.
Here are 5 reasons why being fatter than your husband is not embarrassing and this woman and all women should stop sweating it:
1) What your body looks like should not be a source of embarrassment.
2) Comparing your body to other bodies is a surefire way to feel bad about yourself, whether you’re comparing it to other women’s bodies or the body of the person who loves you.
3) Women have been conditioned to feel like they have to be smaller than men and take up as little space as possible. It’s hooey.
4) If other women are ogling your man’s hot body, all that matters is that you think he has a hot body too.
5) If your dude loses weight and suddenly thinks that you’re not good enough for him, then he’s a jerk and you deserve better.
Humans come in all sorts of sizes and none of them are embarrassing. There’s enough room for all of us. Joanne Smith’s husband loves her and she loves him. Hopefully she can learn to accept her body, even if she’s never smaller than he is again.
via Daily Mail//Image via Getty