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Couple Discusses Agreement that Weight Gain is Grounds for Divorce

By Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C.  Jan. 15, 2013 9:50a

Many married couples may feel that the phrase "For better or for worse, in sickness and in health" etc. would cover such things as weight gain or the inevitable physical changes that occur when the human body gets older. For one couple, however, getting fat is not an option. The couple, 26-year-old wife "C" and 32-year-old husband "R," openly aired their viewpoints on the matter in an interview exploring how couples feel about their own and their spouse's body image. C and R each admit to being competitive, "take charge" personality types. They met at West Point and ran a half marathon (13.1 miles) for their third date which was on Valentine's Day. When C returned from a deployment in Iraq she said she "didn't hesitate to inform Ross that he was flabbier" than when she had left for deployment. While she admitted to this statement not being one of her prouder moments, R said that that is how they help each other stay motivated to keep trim and fit. He continued to explain that he doesn't want to have "physical relations with a fat gal." The two enjoy being physically active and R stated that they had discussed the issue of weight gain and came to the agreement that "…the only acceptable reason for weight gain is pregnancy" and that "Significant weight gain is grounds for divorce." No matter what agreements you and your spouse have personally made to one another, speak with a knowledgeable divorce attorney today if you have any questions concerning a divorce or separation.

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