When Carla, the principal of an international school here in Atlanta, turned 40, her health was falling apart. She was experiencing each one of the 6 F’s: Female, fat, forty, forgetful, fatigued and frigid. Her marriage was on the rocks partly because of these issues.
Most people are aware of the health risks associated with being overweight but not with the social costs. Women who are only 15 pounds overweight are 20% more likely to get divorced than normal weight women.
Thank goodness the divorce attorney she consulted with was aware how overweight and other health issues, including those causing a lack of physical intimacy, contribute to divorce and referred her to me for evaluation.
We worked together to identify the root causes of her health issues and overweight and corrected them with natural measures. she gained clarity on the true issues that needed to be addressed to save her marriage.
She opted for separation and marital counseling for the next year as she continued to sort thru this and nurture her relationship with herself and her husband. Ultimately, staying together and being healthier emotionally and physically was the solution they were searching for.