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I have been married 23 years. Since i had my youngest child

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I have been married 23 years. Since i had my youngest child 17 years ago my husband has had a problem with my weight. I was a size 14 when i got married and am size 16 now. At my biggest i was a size 18. This has resulted in him sulking and he has said to me "i don't find you attractive anymore because of the weight". I had a bad depression 7 years ago and couldn't eat and sleep. However because i lost a lot of weight my husband said i looked better than ever. I recently had a fling partly to feel attractive again. I told my husband and he understands why i did it. I also told my sons aged 17 and 21 and they understand and are fine about it. But i feel very guilty and spiralled into anxiety state and am feeling really down. We did talk about separation but my husbands dad died last Tues and the funeral isn't for 3 weeks. I feel that i cant arrange anything until after the funeral but am struggling!! Any advice appreciated.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi--sorry to hear about this. Just for clarification here--all your husband says is that because of your weight he no longer finds you attractive? Can you tell me what you meant by his sulking?

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