Dec. 5, 2013 —
Science Daily/British Psychological Society (BPS)
Women who are in a satisfying relationship are more likely to be satisfied with their body weight.
Sabina Vatter found that women who were satisfied with their relationship also tended to be more satisfied with their body weight whether or not they were at their "ideal" weight. Such women also had higher self-esteem and lower self-consciousness.
"These findings suggest that our satisfaction with body size, shape and weight has more to do with how happy we are in important areas of our lives, like our romantic relationships, than it does with what the bathroom scales say."