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Tag: body image
#968: “How can I stop fat-shaming myself and enjoy my life?”
Hi Captain! My problem is one that I imagine is very, very common, but I'll start with a little background on my specific situation. I recently started going to therapy for some pretty serious self esteem issues that had led to me isolating myself for a long time. Up until this year I hadn't been … Continue reading #968: “How can I stop fat-shaming myself and enjoy my life?”
#956: “How do I reassure someone I love about their body issues without being bitter about my own?”
Hi Captain, My husband, at the ripe age of 35, is losing his hair. He has had luxuriant long locks since he was a young teenager, long before I knew him. He fought multiple administrative battles with his conservative Catholic high school's dress code in order to keep it. He considers it an inextricable part … Continue reading #956: “How do I reassure someone I love about their body issues without being bitter about my own?”
#824: “My mom is obsessed with my looks and my weight.”
Dear Captain Obvious, My mom has always been on about how I look, but since I've turned 16 it seems to have gotten worse. She got me a fitbit that she makes me use (which I hate because it tells me I eat too many calories a day, even though it's the recommended amount), made … Continue reading #824: “My mom is obsessed with my looks and my weight.”
#774: “Am I being a jerk about my partner’s appearance?”
Hi Captain, I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years. We are both in our early thirties. When I first met him, I thought he was very attractive, and I still do. I like skinny dudes and he was skinny when I met him. About seven months into our relationship he put on about 15-20 … Continue reading #774: “Am I being a jerk about my partner’s appearance?”
Shapely Prose Tent Revival: Please do not literally torture yourself, ever
Gather round, Awkward Army, and join me, Sweet Machine, for a Shapely Prose Tent Revival! (photo by Trey Ratcliff) The occasion of our glorious gathering is the existence of the Pavlok wearable fitness tracker, described by the Telegraph as a device "which gives the wearer an electric shock if they fail to meet their daily … Continue reading Shapely Prose Tent Revival: Please do not literally torture yourself, ever
#588: Can we please stop body shaming ourselves and each other as a form of female bonding?
Dear Captain Awkward, I'm in need of some thoughtful advice. How do I deal when friends express insecurities that feel directly hurtful to me? I have a great group of friends who are generally loving and supportive. I am the only fat person in this group (I don't use fat in a derogatory manner). On … Continue reading #588: Can we please stop body shaming ourselves and each other as a form of female bonding?
#345: My mom won’t shut up about my weight
Dear Captain Awkward, Ever since I can remember my worth in my family has only gone up when my weight goes down. My mom was always telling me I was too fat and that I needed to pull my pants up over my stomach or that I needed to buy larger … Continue reading #345: My mom won’t shut up about my weight