Our expert says:
Sounds like there's a powerful element of vulnerable self-esteem and self-confidence there. Nomatter how gorgeous anyone else is ( and lets not exaggerate this, there are many attractive people out there, but none as overwhelming as you seem to experience them )
YOu are second to none - and the very best you around.
As Queen wisely says, the emdia do a wicked job of persuading us that we are awfully inadequate compared to some actually highly pedestrian people who they teach us to mover-value.
Your husband's comment was very clumsy and thoughtless, and probably not meant to be as hurtful as it was. Has he remained a magnificent and awe-inspiring stud ? Or has he, perhaps, let himself go just a tadge ?
Its important to let your body be what its meant to be, not a skinny and miserable imitation of some anorexic starlet.
Remember that NONE of the figures you see in the media are actually anywhere near as good-looking as they look - they're made-up and dressed carefully to hide their many inadequacies, and in pictures, air-brushed and photoshopped to unattainable perfection. Heck, even I could look terfific with all that help !
And I know from having treated several such famed characters over the years, that as they age, as all of us do, they often react catastrophically when even Photoshop doesn't anable them to pretend to look as they did 10 years earlier. They have been trained so much to be superficially perfect, they have no confidence in anything real underneath all that.
Seeing a good psychologist for counselling of a CBT format, helping you to develop your self-confidence and self-esteem, could help a great deal to let you appreciate and enjoy being the excellnt first-rate You that you already are
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