My Boyfriend Wants Me to Lose Weight

Is it okay to lose weight for a boyfriend, a husband or a spouse?

My boyfriend wants me to lose weight and I don't know what to do. So many women have faced this dilemma. And sometimes men do, too. So, is it ever okay to lose weight for a boyfriend, a girlfriend or a spouse? 

It might seem like there is an obvious answer, but it's not as simple as you might expect. When experts are questioned about losing weight for love, they don't always agree. Weight loss may improve your marriage, might boost your sex life and can even change the way you date. But that doesn't necessarily mean you should go on a diet if you don't want to.

Before you slim down for your sweetie, get the facts from a few relationship experts. Then make the best decision for your health, for your relationship and for your peace of mind.

Should I Lose Weight to Save My Relationship?

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If you're in a committed relationship, then your partner's opinions probably mean a lot to you. But what if your boyfriend wants you to lose weight? Or what if your wife is nagging you to lose your beer belly? Should you give in to their demands if you don't want to diet? A therapist gives expert advice to solve this relationship dilemma.

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How to Manage Pressure to Be Thin

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Both men and women are frequently bombarded by pressure to be thin or to be more fit. For people who are overweight, this pressure can be especially hurtful.  But you don't have to put up with it. Use these specific but simple strategies to break free of the burden.

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How to Date When You're On a Diet

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Finding love is hard enough. But trying to slim down when you're searching for your soul mate can be especially tricky. Dating expert Ethan Fixell reveals what men really think about your weight and if you should lose weight for your boyfriend or dump him and move on.

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Can Weight Loss Make My Sex Life Better?

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Would you be more likely to lose weight for a boyfriend or husband if you knew it would make you better in bed? There are some big changes that happen in the bedroom when you slim down. The changes are different for men and for women. Find out what they are if you're on the fence about weight loss.

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Should You Work Out With Your Boyfriend?

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What if your boyfriend or girlfriend offers to help you exercise to lose weight. Should you do it? The couples workout can make a relationship stronger, but it can cause problems as well. Find out what red flags to look for before you sweat with your sweetie. 

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The Heartbreak Diet - Why Breaking Up Leads to Weight Loss

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You've seen it in the headlines, or maybe you've experienced it yourself. You break up with your boyfriend and you suddenly lose weight. Why does heartbreak cause weight loss? Two stress experts weigh in on why we slim down in splitsville and how to keep the weight off in good health.

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Will My Marriage Survive Weight Loss Surgery?

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Believe it or not, life doesn't magically get better after weight loss surgery. Many patients experience relationship problems as they lose weight. A weight loss surgeon reveals his patients' biggest problems after weight loss surgery.

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How to Fall in Love With Your Body

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It's your body. So your opinion matters most when it comes to weight loss. Learn simple steps that you can take today to love your body exactly the way it looks right now. With greater confidence, the decision about whether or not to lose weight for your boyfriend might be easier.

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