How To Tell Your Partner That They’ve Let Themselves Go
Whenever this issue comes up, the alarm bells start ringing like you need to prepare for a nuclear fallout. It’s probably one of the biggest, most intimidating challenges to bring up in a relationship, so let’s try and make a fool proof guide to this hot bed of delicateness and avoid any unnecessary arguments that can never be won!
Here are my top tips for telling your partner that they’ve let themselves go:
Make a joke about it
This has always worked well for me, but you’ve got to be bloody good with your style of humour and make sure you’re fully committed to the bit. Is someone not washing as much as they should? Ask them straight up “babe you gonna shower?? You’re fucking hanging today!” I do this a lot (after they’re back from the gym or something), my sense of humour is dry as you like though so it helps. Try it out for yourself it’ll probably work because, let’s face it, no one wants to be ‘that person’ people are turning noses up at thanks to a less than flattering odour.
Make it a joint venture
Maybe their body isn’t the way it used to be when you first got it on? Suggest an activity you can do together like bike rides, racquet sports, swimming etc. Maybe join a gym together or take up yoga and Pilates! Literally any exercise you can do together. Turn it into a competition and try a bit of trash talk to spur them on into beating you. Bike rides are an especially great way to get in shape and you can even turn them into a date with a little careful route planning and a sneaky picnic on your back!
Agree with their complaints
This might sound like a dangerous one and it is. Unless you’re careful it’ll be the end of your life! So they say “eurgh I’m so fat, look how bad my body is. I’m so pale eurgh eurgh eurgh I’m all flabby, I’ve got so many spots, my nails are scabby, my hair is shit” etc. etc. etc. we know the story…. NEVER flat out agree with them! Just give them solutions to the problems! “Come join my gym. I can get you discount.” or “Let’s go on holiday or have a spa weekend. My skin is hating life too babe.”
SUPER SECRET BONUS TIP
If at any point they come back with “OH YOU AGREE WITH ME HMMMM, WELL WHY DON’T YOU JUST LEAVE!” quick as a whip hit them with “It doesn’t matter what I say. When you’re like this you don’t believe me and you know it, so I’m giving you a solution here”
These are my best tips for this kind of situation and they usually work pretty well, however I am by no means a relationship guru and I cannot be held responsible for any slaps, kicks, broken crockery or cigarette burns received while using these methods. I wish you all the best.
Do you have any other advice to add for this type of situation? If you do drop a comment below (or just re-write this but better).