Last year, while I was interviewing a woman who had struggled with years of infertility which resulted in a very problematic sex life, she made a comment that I found staggering.
“I used weight-gain to make myself less desirable.”
Having sex caused so much pain because it reminded her of her failure to conceive, and so she began to – very physically – insulate herself from both this pain and her husband. This brutally honest statement flies in the face of our cultural assumption that people who struggle with weight issues should just learn to “eat better” and the following article addresses this matter.
Please note that I am not advocating this organization or their weight loss program, but their analysis of the psychological motivations of weight gain deserve thought and reflection. Feel free to share yours here. Feed back is always appreciated.