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This Is Why It's Hard To Accept Love When You Hate Your Body

Your insecurities are jerks. Kick 'em to the curb.

So you love someone who is a different body size/type than you. And they love you too!

And even though your love is the most beautiful bouquet full of sparklers…

...The negative things you feel about your body — and the things people say about bodies likes yours — still affect you.

Falling in love with one person doesn't make you suddenly NOT care about what all the other seven billion people on Earth think about you. (And if you really don't care: Congratulations, you're amazing, how may I take lessons from you?)

And it's so easy for all the little insecurities and fears and doubts about your body to Frankenstein themselves together into the worst third wheel ever.

This jerk is always getting in the way of your plans. It doesn’t want to go to the beach, because it’s afraid of how you’ll look.

Your jerk third wheel thinks sex is the perfect time to remind you that you look the same as when you accidentally turn on a front-facing camera.

When your significant other wants to introduce you to their friends, your third wheel thinks it’d be better if you just stayed home.

The truth is that your monster WANTS you to be miserable. Because — believe it or not — remaining miserable can feel safe.

Basically, this monster is the worst. And it is turning your relationship into the perfect pair of jeans that happens to have a broken zipper.

Which means that you need to kick the third wheel out of your relationship. It sucks.

Uninvite it from everything.

Because you wouldn’t invite a bunch of jerks to your birthday party — why would you invite this dope?

Body Positivity Week is a week of content devoted to exploring and celebrating our complicated relationships with our bodies. Check out more great Body Positivity Week content here.