I HATE MY LIFE; DAMNING REPORT REVEALS 8 IN 10 WOMEN ARE UNHAPPY Rubbish Sex and Social Lives, Burdened Down at Home, Stressed at Work, Crippled by Debt, Pressured to Look Young and Slimmer Women MOST DISLIKE.. Victoria Beckham Jordan Cherie Blair WOMEN MOST ADMIRE.. Their Mum Madonna Mrs Thatcher

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I HATE MY LIFE; DAMNING REPORT REVEALS 8 IN 10 WOMEN ARE UNHAPPY Rubbish Sex and Social Lives, Burdened Down at Home, Stressed at Work, Crippled by Debt, Pressured to Look Young and Slimmer Women MOST DISLIKE.. Victoria Beckham Jordan Cherie Blair WOMEN MOST ADMIRE.. Their Mum Madonna Mrs Thatcher


Byline: RUKI SAYID

WOMEN are suffering a lifestyle crisis of unfulfilling sex, drudgery, frustration, money worries and pressure to look young and slim, a survey out today shows.

A huge 81 per cent wish they could change their lives, 67 per cent feel they are on a treadmill and are worn out while 60 per cent thought life was easier for men.

The Female Lifestyle Survey 2004 found 59 per cent blame a poor sex life for making them miserable while 58 per cent cite a stagnant social life.

The poll - of 2,000 women aged about 38 - by health magazine Top Sante also showed 59 per cent of women hit the bottle and 74 per cent confess to comfort eating to de-stress and find solace.

Editor Marina Gask said: "The 'have it all' dream has turned into a 'do it all' nightmare. Women are bombarded with lifestyle images of perfectly proportioned celebrities who seem to have everything, without much effort.

"In reality, most women struggle to look after their family and hold down a demanding job to make ends meet. Despite their hard work many are up to their necks in debt and they feel emotionally drained, financially unsuccessful and unfulfilled sexually and socially.

"In short, they are going through a lifestyle crisis and want to change their lives."

One of the top trouble spots, according to the poll, is the quest for a perfect body.

Nine out of 10 surveyed - 92 per cent - are unhappy with their looks and 85 per cent said their poor self-image spoils their enjoyment of life.

Even 80 per cent of women who were classed as "normal weight" wish they were slimmer and feel more pressure from other women over their looks.

In the poll, 26 per cent said they are prepared to have cosmetic surgery - five per cent of those under 38 already have.

The most wanted surgical refinements are breast enlargements and reductions, botox injections, liposuction, tightening of jaw lines, tummy tucks, lines around the eyes and half facelifts.

Coping with endless different roles aggrieved 87 per cent of women quizzed with 62 per cent saying their main misery is their work/life balance. …

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