Internet disgusted as man demands open relationship until wife loses weight


The internet slammed a man who asked his wife for an open relationship until she lost weight.

In a viral Reddit post shared on Sunday, user somegiriontheinter shared the story on popular subreddit r/TrueOffMyChest. The post now has over 29,000 upvotes and over 11,000 comments.

Somegiriontheinter wrote: “During COVID-19 and quarantine I gained weight and because of this my husband made it very clear that he finds me too fat and unattractive but today he m said he wanted an open relationship until I lost weight and weighed the same as before so he found me attractive.”

A survey conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA) found that 42% of American adults have reported unwanted weight gain since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with an average gain reported from 29 pounds and up to 10% of respondents reporting weight. gain of more than 50 pounds. Further research in 2021 found that the pandemic was leading to increased weight gain among children and adolescents in the United States as well, with 22% now considered obese.

Explaining further, the poster on Reddit said: “I told him I was going to start going to the gym but that didn’t change his mind. I saved money for a membership at the gym and some clothes so i am preparing for but it hurt a little when he said he wants to sleep with other women until i lose weight Is this normal?

“I understand he doesn’t like that I’ve gained weight, but I’m trying to work on it but I just feel like it would be good with a bit of support from him instead of he’s with other women until I’m fitter.”

According to a January 2022 Forbes Health survey, 26% of respondents said they have a more negative body image than before the COVID-19 pandemic, while only 15% said they have a more positive body image today. than before the start of the pandemic.

Redditors responded to the story with shock, overwhelmingly siding with the woman.

“That’s not normal at all,” said one user, “If he really loved you, he would support you on your weight loss journey and he wouldn’t push you aside like that.”

Another reply said: “Looks like he might already have someone in mind that he’s interested in. It may just be an excuse for him to go after that person and feel vindicated in a cruel and strange.”

A commenter on the post wrote, “I’m sorry he said these things to you. A spouse should love you no matter what. This is the reason you are getting married in the first place.”

An APA study found that if women are constantly exposed to stigmatizing messages and pressure to lose weight, they are more likely to lose weight and eat healthy when their romantic partners support their autonomy.

Another commenter on the somegiriontheinter story said: “My wife has gained a lot of weight due to many health issues we have been through over the past few years and I can say without a second’s hesitation that I am more in love with her. “she is more sexually attracted to her than ever. Your husband is unworthy of you.”

In addition to weight gain, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on other aspects of our health. The APA said adults reported adverse changes in sleep, with 67% saying they slept more or less. Meanwhile, nearly one in four adults said they drink more alcohol to cope with their stress.

Another man sparked outrage online last week after he told his wife she needed to lose 28 pounds to save their marriage.

A woman sits looking displeased with a handkerchief in her hand, while a man sits looking away. The internet was disgusted by a man’s reaction to his wife’s weight gain.
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