Man sparks anger after admitting he doesn’t want to sleep with his wife anymore because she put on weight
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A man has been brutally slammed by a relationship expert after he admitted he no longer wants to be intimate with his wife because she has 'let herself go'.
The unnamed man wrote in to the 'Dear Jane' column of the Daily Mail, authored by best-selling author Jane Green who advises married couples.
He claimed she 'no longer cared about' how she looked after getting pregnant and he was no longer attracted to her body.
The man stated that 'the awful truth is that I just don't find larger women attractive'.
"I fell for my wife because she was slim and athletic," the husband wrote.
"She took such pride in her body and her fitness, and now that woman appears to have disappeared forever."
He then revealed that when she wants to have sex, he finds himself making excuses.
"Quite frankly, I just don't want to," he wrote.
He then asked: "How can I be honest with her without her hating me?"
Green hit back with some very blunt advice to the man for criticising his wife's postpartum body.
"It is indeed pretty awful to read that you fell for your wife because she was slim and athletic, and took such pride in her body and fitness," Green said.
"[There was] no mention of her personality, humour, shared interests or indeed anything other than the superficial.
Green said it seems he may have married his wife for 'superficial reasons', adding that she may not care about makeup or her looks as she may be unhappy.
"Perhaps she's subconsciously using her weight gain to push you away," Green noted.
"Over-eating can often be a way of coping with unhappiness, or attempting to numb feelings of pain."
The agony aunt advised the superficial man to 'forget about the weight gain' and to focus on the things he loves about his wife on the inside.
"It's possible that she may not be feeling great about it either," she pointed out.
People on social media also lashed out at the man's letter, with many offering their own advice to his poor wife.
One user said: "What a shallow man! Get rid [of him] and find someone that loves and respects you for who you are sweets. You deserve so much better."
A second added: "Definitely time for him to go."
While a third chipped in with: "Get rid of that man."
Well, we're sure that wasn't the sympathetic response he was hoping for.