Has anyone else noticed that when someone says, "she's really let herself go"?", it usually means "she's gained weight?
on my way home from AA, i sometimes listen to a Talk Radio show about relationships. they seem to talk about a woman's weight an awful lot. for example, the topic might be - why does a man cheat? one of the reason's that always comes up - his wife has "let herself go", meaning she's put on some pounds since the wedding.
when i hear "letting herself go", i picture a frazzled woman in her pajamas with hair on end and in deep need of a shower. but, for someone reason, she's thin. but that's me.
why does weight gain equal not taking care of yourself or not making a good appearance? and why on earth could it be considered grounds for infidelity?