Please Help. My boyfriend told me I gained weight and feels less attractive

posted 2 weeks ago in Relationships
Post # 2
1274 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

chobi06 :  

Woah, I’m sorry… he feels like a WHAT telling you that?

You are already saying that you don’t want advice to leave him. So do you want us to tell you that it’s ok that he doesn’t want to marry you because he’s afraid you will put on more weight? Are we supposed to tell you that you need to just manage your weight for the rest of your life to stay attractive to him?

I would understand him being turned off by some weight gain and being concerned. But to say he doesn’t want to marry you for fear that you gain more when bearing his children?

You are in for a lifetime of self loathing and scale watching for someone who obviously doesn’t respect you.

Post # 3
5219 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Lola's Trailer Park



Post # 4
824 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

The only weight you need to lose is him. 

Post # 5
4888 posts
Honey bee

chobi06 :  No he’s rude as shit.  I had a boyfriend like that, and he became an ex because he was that same way.  A real love goes through weight gain/loss, and ups and downs.  You can find someone who isn’t like this and loves you for you regardless of you gaining weight or not.  10 lbs is nothing!

Post # 6
593 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I know you said you’re not asking whether you should leave him or not…but you should. Why stay in a relationship where the person makes you feel like crap about yourself?

Also, why use a slur? You should edit that out. 

Post # 7
807 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

chobi06 :  I know I will be very much in minority here is weight is a taboo topic in the American culture (despite the horrifying obesity rates), but in Europe we are a bit more open towards a conversation about weight. I mean I think it’s OK to bring up that the partner gained weight and concerns that it could increase over time, but do you honestly want to be with someone for whom weight it what makes you attractive/unattractive? You see if he approached it purely from observational and health perspective that would totally be ok. But that he doesn’t feel attracted to you is a whole other story. My verdict: reconsider this relationship.

Post # 8
1274 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

futuremrsdaniellebell :  

I lost all benefit of the doubt for him when I read that, I’m so disgusted by it.

But if that’s truly what he said, maybe it’s good that we see g is true colors.

Post # 9
2785 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

10 lbs is not a lot to gain so I’m pretty confused about this whole situation. Did he actually say he felt like a — I can’t even type it — “f” word for telling you? (Maybe this was an autocorrect.) “Honey, I feel terrible for saying this to you…” Um, maybe that should have been a clue that he SHOULDN’T say it to you. If his ability to find you attractive is limited to you being a very specific weight, then I don’t think you should get engaged. You will almost certainly gain weight over your lifetime, whether because you are pregnant, because of hormones, illness, injury, etc, and it is NOT fair to you to set yourself up for a lifetime of struggling with what might be as little as 10 lbs if this is how he deals with an issue that is HIS. This is HIS problem. Don’t let him make it yours.

Post # 10
891 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

chobi06 :  ugh.. he’s an ass. 

With that said, yes. I know what you’re going through on some level. My dad died 3 months ago, so 2 months before my wedding for those two months I ate and drank my feelings..a lot  

When we came back from our honeymoon, DH told me he was worried about me and noticed I gained some weight over the past few months. He said he still loves me, but doesn’t want me to spiral out of control. It was tough to hear, but I needed him to say something. I wasn’t dealing with the reasons why I was eating. Now that I am, it sucks. Like unbelieveably sucks. I feel like I’m going through the grieving process all over again. Only this time I’m trying to use physical activity to work through it instead of food. 

But what your bf said wasn’t out of concern for your health. It was about his level of attractiveness for you. Which is really low and selfish of him. 

Post # 11
29 posts
  • Wedding: July 2017

chobi06 :  OMG I feel so bad for you. I am sure you are beautiful. Do not listen to him. If you want to lose a bit for yourself then do it but DO NOT do it for him. Everyone does gain weight as they get older. It is basically a fact. You get older and most people gain a little weight. 10 pounds is not really that much. I feel like him saying he is not as attracted to you is really evil and rude. I would be like I am NOT as attracted to YOU now because of what you said. I think you should probably leave him and find someone who respects you. I think being concerned about someone’s health is one thing but vanity only is complete  BS. If you have always been thick or a little heavy like that is how you are and he should accept that. Some of my friends are heavy with skinny husbands and the husbands think they are beautiful. I am sure you are an awesome person and you do not deserve this. Most girls would be devastated if they heard this from anyone. I am not really large but I am about a size 8 maybe 10 sometimes when I first met my fiance I was a 6/8 I have gone up like 1 size maybe 5- 10 pounds in the last 5 years.( on an allergy medication that made me gain weight ) My fiance has never said anything negative about it. I think most people can go up or down 10- 15 pounds and it should not effect anything. I think I would be worried about having a family and baby with someone who is so image obsessed and frankly a jerk. I would be scared to get prego thinking he would tell me not to eat.  I think you should either have a long talk and see if he’ll accept you the way you are or move on if he is going to try to dictate how you are. He should not hold an engagement over your head as a prize. I just want to say also that nobody is going to be as small or skinny as they once were as a teenager or like early twenties and to put pressure on someone to be that small is BS.

Post # 12
9339 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Sansa85 : right?!  I got whiplash reading what he called himself. And I’m pretty sure that tells us all we need to know about this loser. 

OP, no. Just no. There is no one for whom you need to audition and perform and troll yourself. The right partner will make you feel gorgeous and lift you up, even when worried about your health. 

Trust me, you are worth more than this. 

Post # 13
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

pinkcorsage :  Yup, me too. I nearly married that guy. I was young and stupid. Dodged a bullet!


chobi06 :  I know exactly how you feel, and it’s horrible. You’ll never get over it. You are absolutely right, you’ll worry about what he thinks for the rest of your life.  You need to start making a plan for going out on your own and ditching this guy for good. Have you got a friend/family member you can confide in? And maybe stay with for a week or so until you gather yourself together and decide what you want to do? 

Post # 14
2842 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t get it. You say you have always been overweight. So when you met and he fell for you you were, but 3 years in it’s suddenly an issue bc of 10 pounds?

You can stay…but you’re signing up for a lifetime of not feeling good enough.

Post # 15
988 posts
Busy bee

Time to find a new boyfriend. You two aren’t compatable.

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