We’re married for a year now and six years together in total. The thing is she’s a bit overweight in relative to “norm” and she’s aware of it and feeling bad about it, meaning we BOTH know she feels insecure about her looks. Nevertheless, she thinks I’m also in that group of not liking how she looks and it’s completely untrue!
I know I don’t have to convince you, but it’s completely true, I love her extra weight and it’s very sexy to me. I always tell her how sexy she is and frequently grab her randomly around the house and touch her, I compliment her all the time and am proud of her and talk about her at any opportunity. I have dated girls in the past that are not the same “typecast” as her and more the kind that most would agree about their good looks so it makes her insecure, but how is it reflecting on our relationship? It has been six years, it’s not like we just started dating and she feels the competition or whatever. She actually was pretty much the same weight when we first met but she tells me I never thought she looked as good as other women.
We are bonded like crazy on the intellectual and mental levels and she knows it and has no problem of insecurity in that field. It’s only the physical aspect. She’s working her way to lose weight and deal with it on her own level, but I don’t want her to think I like her looks only when she’s skinnier, it would miss the point completely. It’s gotten very tedious and it’s about the only thing we are fighting about, other than that it’s a normal happy marriage.
I just want to clarify that I have told her anything I’m telling here, we talk about it A LOT but nothing seems to help. She doesn’t do it for the attention, I know she’s authentically thinking this way even though I have no idea why or what am I doing wrong.
To make it into questions:
1. What can I do to make her understand that it’s actually HER insecurity that makes her think I’m not attracted to her?
2. What can I do to actually help her feel better?