Dating when you are morbidly obese

They are less likely to be promoted, and have lower wages.

When I met him, he was jolly and seemed oblivious to her tension.

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A few pounds is quite different than a 75 or 100 pound gain over the years.

Is attraction factors relating to obesity/large changes in appearances related to weight gain of a partner a growing issue in the circles of marriage counselling?

Fat looked ugly to her and when she referred to “problems” she didn’t just mean health issues. To her obesity made you a walking announcement of being out of order.

Of course, she was right about the health problems.

No one wants to lose power and feel at a disadvantage. An obese woman may believe that if her husband leaves her he could more easily replace her than she could him.

Men do tend to be more fattist when dating than women, some research suggests, probably because they tend to focus more on looks overall.

But I had critical thoughts about every fat person I saw, the way my mother did. They were lower-order human beings—except for Aaron.

I also began fretting about the 15 pounds I needed to lose, which hadn’t bothered me much before.

I recall my mother looking at an obese person we happened to pass on the street and saying, “Isn’t that terrible that your problems are visible for everyone to see.” I met my partner—let’s call him Aaron—about a year ago, several years after she died.

Although I am sure she would have liked Aaron—everybody does—I know she would have urged me anxiously to push him to lose weight.

This especially irked her because he was unemployed.

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