We all struggle with body issues every now and then but there is new research that suggests that women who are in happy relationships are much less worried about their bodies than other women. The study was recently presented at the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology conference. It was conducted by researchers at Tallinn University in Estonia.
There were 256 women involved in the study. There were all asked questions about their love lives, body-image, self-consciousness, diet, and weight. The women were all 20-45 years of age. What the researchers found was that the women who were the happiest in their relationships had the lowest number of issues with self-esteem or how they viewed their body.
While the study was merely about correlation and was not something that could show the cause and effect of a committed and happy relationship, it certainly does give some insight on how different a woman views herself when she is happy with her partner. It seems simple really. If a woman is single she feels that she has to take hours to get ready before going out in case she meets someone. She wants to look her best. Some women won’t start even attempting to date again until they have reached their ideal weight and tend to stress over even the last five pounds or so. Being alone out there and trying to find someone can put a huge damper on your self-esteem and make you a lot more self-conscious about how you look. Granted you shouldn’t be basing your relationship solely on whether he finds you attractive or not, but first impressions are everything. Women who are in a relationship already do not have to worry about looking perfect because they have already found someone who loves them for who they are.