Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Beau Offers to Pay for Implants

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Beau Offers to Pay for Implants

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DEAR NATALIE: My boyfriend has always dated girls with big breasts. I was not exactly "blessed" in that department. He recently made a comment about how he would love it if I would get implants. He even offered to pay for them. Since then, I have been feeling incredibly self-conscious, and I feel that if I don't get them, he may break up with me. What do I do? -DOUBLE D WANNABE

DEAR WANNABE: You know what I think "D" stands for? Dump him. Seriously, why are you wasting another second even considering this? If you wanted them for yourself that would be a different story. But the fact that he is making such a "big" deal about this is a total turn-off. You are much more than the sum of your parts, and at the end of the day, don't you want to be with someone who appreciates you just as you are and respects your bodily autonomy? What's next? Nose job? Butt implants? Society puts enough pressure on all of us. You don't need to come home to that nonsense. The only thing I would change is your phone number so he can't call you again. "A" is for arrivederci!

DEAR NATALIE: My partner and I (of two years) rarely fight, but one topic that continues to divide us is our political views. He is very conservative, and I am much more progressive. We got into a big argument the other night after I told him that I was asked to be in a wedding where one of my closest guy friends will marry his longtime boyfriend. He has hung out with them a million times and always seemed to enjoy their company, but he refuses to come to their "sham" wedding.

The conversation exploded into a major blowout, with him calling me a "liberal idiot." We haven't spoken in three days. He has called, but I refuse to answer the phone. I am still hurt, angry and disgusted by his comments. I thought we would go to the wedding together and have a great time, but now I am embarrassed at the thought of bringing him there. …

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