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Put a Stop to 'Do I Look Fat?'

When One Partner Is Overweight, Resolving Conflict in the Relationship Takes Two

Betsy and Jarom Schow agree that the biggest problem they've faced in 12 years of marriage isn't money, sex or parenting. It's weight.

Ms. Schow, 31 years old, was heavy for much of her life. When she was growing up, her family ate a lot of processed foods and takeout, and she rarely exercised, she recalls. In school, children "mooed" at her when she walked by. She started her first diet at age 12.

When one partner is overweight, resolving relationship conflict takes two. WSJ "Bonds" columnist Elizabeth Bernstein joins Lunch Break with a look at the latest reasearch. Betsy and Jarom Schow discuss their personal struggles with weight and marriage. Photo: Chad Hurst for The Wall Street Journal.

Read the entire article at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788732394000457825572285247485...



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