Vanessa (name changed) is a 28-year-old reporter in Bangalore.
When Karan and I stared seeing each other I was in the best shape of my life but then again I was also 25. I don’t think I have especially unhealthy eating habits but my body has changed in the past 3 years. The truth is that I’ve been eating much healthier than I used to but my weight has been fluctuating a bit.
InsultedI don’t think he realizes it but for the past three months Karan has been a very mean to me. For instance, he’ll suggest that I shouldn’t wear my favourite top because it’s too tight for me or repeatedly nag me about letting myself go every time I miss my Zumba classes.
A few weeks ago at a lunch with friends I ordered pasta and he said, “Do you really think you should be having that?” I felt very insulted, it was so awkward and the look of pity that my friend shot at me from across the table made it even worse. I might not fit into my old jeans comfortably anymore but I’m definitely not so overweight that I need to be constantly reminded to watch what I eat by him.
The perfect couple?All our friends think we’re the perfect couple but we’ve had our share of relationship problems. Last year he cheated on me with a girl from his office. We went through a really tough time for a while after that but in the end we got back together.
His dissatisfaction with my looks is making me angry and anxious at the same time. There are times when I feel like I don’t care if he doesn’t think I’m skinny enough. But then I start worrying that he has fallen out of love with me or that he is comparing me with that hot girl from his office. And so I haven’t been able to decide if I should tell him to stop with the bulls*** about my weight or work out manically to become so hot that he’ll forget about his stupid office fling.
Taste of his own medicineMaybe I should turn it around and give him a taste of his own medicine. I should start bugging him about the slight double chin that is starting to show on him or keep reminding him about his receding hairline. I want him to realize that he doesn’t look perfect either and that it didn’t matter to me till he started “watching my weight”. I cannot believe that after three years of being together and surviving everything including infidelity he is so shallow he can’t see beyond my waistline.
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