I met my husband six years ago. When he first met me, I was wearing tights with thigh-high, green fishnets over them, held up by a garter belt, with a pair of shorts and a tank top. I had just got the word “punk bitch” tattooed behind my ear in lime green, which matched my lime green mohawk perfectly.
Since we’ve been together my appearance has changed. But I noticed that somewhere along the way, I started dressing in a way to please him, more than myself…
I toned down my appearance, and I’ve resisted cutting my hair, because he liked the length. We also butt heads over me getting more tattoos and piercings.
My husband is a good man, who loves me and our children. But I can’t help wondering… How can I express myself and maintain peace in my relationship? -Charlie
What are your thoughts on sacrificing self-expression for a relationship?