Our expert says:
I can understand that you must be so worried about your husband if he weighs 230 kg and this great weight is seriously undermining his health and mobility. I can only suggest that you try to find out at your nearest government hospital if they have a treatment centre for obesity. Your husband's weight and health need to be assessed and if necessary drastic treatment such as a gastric bypass may be required. As you are not on a medical aid, the government hospitals would be the only places where serious interventions such as a gastric bypass may be possible. The problem as you know, is that your husband has to agree to seeking assistance. It may help to withdraw your support and hide your concern because these perfectly natural reactions on your part may be fuelling his inability to chance. It is possible that he enjoys the attention and 'control' he can exercise over you by his attitude. If you change, then perhaps he will come to realise that his condition is his own responsibility.
I sincerely hope that you can find an approach that will shake him out of his comfort zone and facilitate positive change.
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