My partner has always been conventionally attractive. For a number of reasons, his recently body changes are resulting in a difficulty with self-esteem.
As someone who has NEVER been conventionally attractive, I had to build my own body-positivity over the years, though it’s really solid now. How can I help my partner learn to be body-positive toward this new and unfamiliar body? -KayFay
Aw, body changes can be super difficult. It’s hard to not look or literally feel like yourself! And if the changes are sudden, it can totally do a number on your psyche. Being sympathetic is always a good thing — which clearly you already are! Maybe encourage your partner to get therapy to help with bigger self-esteem issues? But mostly just love ’em up as much as usual, and really show them that no matter what they look like, they’re super-sexy to you!
Homies, what other ways have you encouraged your friends and partners on their journey to body-positivity?