One man shared his feelings about his wife online. However, his language of choice was met by raised eyebrows from angry feminists.
Man Shares His Feelings In A Quote
In a world where beauty standards are constantly changing, it’s refreshing to hear a story that highlights the true essence of love beyond physical appearance. This sentiment was perfectly encapsulated in a recent viral quote by an anonymous husband, who shared how his love for his wife has transformed as they age together.
The quote describes how his love for his wife has shifted from a superficial attraction to a much deeper appreciation for her sacrifice and dedication to their family. Her physical scars and imperfections serve as a reminder of her selflessness and love for their children.
As my wife and I get older, my feelings for her have shifted from “that girl is super cute” (which is pretty common) to “this woman has given all of herself to me for the sake of our family.” Stretch marks, a cesarean scar, an episiotomy scar, various other scars, a bit of belly… all remind me of the sacrifice she makes every day for my sake and our daughters. I cannot imagine anything that would make me want to hold her closer. Her body is mine, it is safe, familiar, comforting and still captivating. I would not and will not accept any other.”
It’s a powerful message that challenges the idea that physical appearance is the most important factor in a relationship. Instead, it emphasizes the importance of mutual respect, trust, and admiration for one another.
The quote also highlights the beauty of aging together as a couple. As time goes by, physical appearances will inevitably change, but true love endures. The husband’s words remind us that love is not just about finding someone who looks good on the outside, but about finding someone who will stand by us through thick and thin, for better or for worse.
Opinions Are Mixed
While the quote has received widespread praise, there are still some who are critical of the language used. However, many people have come forward to defend the husband’s words and express their own similar experiences.
One person wrote, “If you’re married, the idea is that you both ‘belong’ to that person. Not like an object, but like you BELONG there. It’s like a favorite song or bench to sit on – it is uniquely intimate to you for reasons only you know. It’s home. It’s YOURS.”
Another person shared their own story, saying, “We comfort each other and remind one another that the scars of time and life remind us of the memories we’ve made together. We are of course separate people with different interests and thoughts, but having been together almost as long as we were alive when we started dating has made us each other’s literal other halves.”
Despite the positive feedback, there are still those who feel that this kind of language can be detrimental to self-esteem. One commenter wrote, “Am I the only person who thinks that words like this never help? I don’t care if you think that my body is useful, I hate it and want some aesthetics back.”
Another person said, “I’m sorry but all I hear when I read [things] like this is “you are fat and ugly now but you’re such a good mom!””