Guess you can always leave it to Kourtney Kardashian to say something that sounds like an ideology we can actually get behind ... and then totally wrecking it by going superficial Hollywood on us. Illustrated example: Kim's big sis, who just had her own second kiddo, Penelope, six months ago, was talking to Us about feeling "sexier than ever" since losing the baby weight. After admitting that shedding the pounds the second time around was harder than the first go after 3-year-old Mason, she says baby daddy Scott Disick likes her body "any way." Aaaw -- wait, hold it right there. Because then she goes on to say, "But I think his favorite is when I'm skinnier." UGH.
Favorite shmavorite! I know these two didn't take any kind of official vows, but they seem pretty serious about their relationship, and a long-term partner shouldn't be "playing" favorites when it comes to something as sensitive and changeable as body weight.
To some extent, you can't help it if you prefer the way your wife or husband looks at a certain weight, I guess. But I'm convinced that a good spouse will believe you're beautiful no matter what. Especially because few of us bounce back right away after having kids and many of us struggle with weight when we're affected by various physical changes, stress, hormonal imbalances that occur to many of us at different phases of life. And when you're in a long-term relationship with someone, you're committed to going through all those highs and lows (literally) together. Meaning your beloved should be supportive no matter what the scale says.
What Kourtney had to say about Scott reminds me of the guys who are so quick to pack up and leave (or threaten to) as soon as their wife stops being the skinny mini he married -- or the ones who are threatened when they've married someone bigger, and she suddenly loses. Sorry to say, but these men are not keepers. Sure, there's something to be said for both spouses caring about health and well-being, but even when doing that, sometimes life gets in the way of being "skinnier." And the last thing any woman should have to worry about is losing love because they happen to be, at that moment, packing a few extra pounds of baby, menopause, or whatever weight.
What are your thoughts on Kourtney's confession about her body? How does your spouse feel about your weight?
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