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rOCD dealing with my longtime wife ...

Luci

Luci

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Im wondering why he would say this about your wife then? Where do you think this idea of image being so important comes from?
If you are experiencing negative rhought when you see your wife there may be some underlying problem you don't want to acknowledge?
 
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ziedite

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Okay - firstly your wife has a wonderful self image of herself, and being female, I am so impressed as that is hard to have the older one gets. Firstly, what are you comparing you wife to... if its 23 year olds I can guarantee that you will be disappointed. The female body at 50+ will NEVER be like that again. NEVER... Biology, hormones, menopause, you name will all conspire against us to never attain that. Super models who only consume 800 calories a day are generally psycho and not nice people to be around. So you need to make a decision - thinness or niceness. And if the tables were turned and she said to you - you are not a butch six packed man anymore so I am not interested in you, how would you feel. I know I'm being harsh, but kindness, gentleness and genuine love surmount most physical aspects.
 
williamn

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Okay - firstly your wife has a wonderful self image of herself, and being female, I am so impressed as that is hard to have the older one gets. Firstly, what are you comparing you wife to... if its 23 year olds I can guarantee that you will be disappointed. The female body at 50+ will NEVER be like that again. NEVER... Biology, hormones, menopause, you name will all conspire against us to never attain that. Super models who only consume 800 calories a day are generally psycho and not nice people to be around. So you need to make a decision - thinness or niceness. And if the tables were turned and she said to you - you are not a butch six packed man anymore so I am not interested in you, how would you feel. I know I'm being harsh, but kindness, gentleness and genuine love surmount most physical aspects.

It is no problem that you are being harsh ...

Everything that you have said is correct - I feel sooo bad ...

You said : "I know I'm being harsh, but kindness, gentleness and genuine love surmount most physical aspects" - THIS IS SOOO TRUE ...

Thank you again ...
 
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ziedite

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Try to work out for yourself where this "image" issue is coming from... it may help you deal with it better.
 
williamn

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I will try this for sure - thank you so much for your help ...
 
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Ashwin

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Hello, how you are getting down now. Did you thoughts went off, please update us.

I am suffering if this ROCD thoughts.
 
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