Is marriage "until death do us part" or just until somebody gets tired of the person they're married to? One man has shared the story of how he ditched his "flabby" wife only to come to a realization later in life and learn a real regret.
On a Facebook post that has since gone viral, a man describes how he fell out of love with his wife as she got older and started to gain weight. He described her as "flabby and unkempt" and says that she started to not care about shaving and really let her appearance go.
As soon as her looks started to fade the man decided to trade her in for a newer model and found a younger, more beautiful woman. It wasn't until a few years later that he realized the massive mistake he had made.
He was walking down the street with his younger bride - who had already started to get older (as time tends to do to people) when he ran into his ex-wife. "She was glowing and had lost weight," the man describes in the Facebook video, "She was once again beautiful."
At that very moment it struck him that he had traded in the eternal love of a fantastic woman - and the mother of his children - for a woman he only connected with on a superficial level. What's more, his 'older' ex was now even better looking than his current wife because now that the kids were a bit older she had time to eat better and make it to the gym.
Reflecting back he realizes, "The little time she did have, she gave to me and forgot to take care of herself." Now that she didn't have to worry about him she had plenty of time to work on her appearance.
"I was foolish to trade true beauty for the superficial," the man says in the post he hope will serve as a warning for other married couples.
Would you ever break up with somebody because their appearance started to go?
Was this man right to leave his wife in the first place?