If a partner falls off much, it can affect the relationship, and not always in a positive way. According to a study from North Carolina State University.

Lynsey Romo studied 21 couples on average 38 years, but with age ranging from 20 to 61. One of the partners had in the past two years, an average of 27 kg of lost weight with the help of surgery, diet or lifestyle changes.

Both partners completed separate questionnaires after their other half was so much diminished. They told how they felt and how the weight loss had affected the relationship.

Better bond: According to Romo the best-case scenario that both switched to a healthy lifestyle and one partner, the partner who wanted to lose weight supported was. This set seemed to have a better band

Whiner: If the partner who did not fall off the other is not supported or refused to go into changes in exercise and eating habits, the relationship went there just in reverse.

The partner who was working on losing weight was sometimes found irritating, because it suddenly behaved well and the other was expecting that it would participate. The dropouts were sometimes seen as whiners because they wanted their partner would also lose weight. 

Support: "It's important to talk. Beforehand with your partner, try to get, in order to lose weight or at least those who are trying to lose weight to support the other board," said Romo.

The results of the study published in the journal Health Communication.

Source: gezondheidsnet.nl

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