Last year, I left a 5-year-long abusive relationship. A large part of the abuse came from my ex’s humiliating name-calling during fights. Names often centering around my body and the word “fat.”
I have always been self-conscious of my body (I have been roughly 50 lbs overweight for most of my life), but that experience really left me mindf*cked. Now, I am free of him, and on my way to loving myself. Part of that includes eating healthier and exercising. I’ve been feeling great and do not feel discouraged to continue.
In the meantime however, I have a question regarding my fairly new relationship. Everything is going great, except that he has yet to see me without a shirt on. Our sexual chemistry is great, and he’s very respectful. But he’s also hot as f*ck and in amazing physical shape, and the thought of exposing my belly, boobs, and arms makes me wanna crawl in a hole. My question is … it has been almost two months. Is it to the point now, where I should just take my shirt off one night, or address it with him that I will take my shirt off when I am more comfortable with my body?