Monday, April 09, 2007

Staying fat and single

Today's Dear Abby:
DEAR ABBY: I recently ended a nine-month relationship with a 40-year-old man I'll call Shallow Hal. I was head over heels in love with him. We had a lot in common and our personalities were compatible, but there was one major problem. Hal loved everything about me, but his love for me was contingent upon my losing weight. ...

For nine months Hal strung me along, and I believed that losing weight would change everything and we would end up together, happily ever after.

I am currently working on my master's in counseling psychology, and I should have known better. Clearly, Hal did not accept me for who I was, ...

Why do so many women like me waste so much time on men who simply don't care?
What she didn't do was to lose weight, and Dear Abby didn't advise her to. Abby said that it was more important for her to get a therapist to convince
her to be a contented fat woman than it is to please a man.

This is wacky. THe writer is better off losing weight than seeing a therapist.
Her boyfriend Hal told her what she needed to do. She is the one who strung him along by promising to lose weight.

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