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To tell my friend she's put on weight...

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verynaiceham Sat 07-Oct-17 21:57:50

A friend of mine I see roughly every 3 months seems to get bigger and bigger each time I meet her. Her clothes look close to bursting at the seams and she looks generally uncomfortable. I couldn’t care less what she looks like but she really does care about her appearance, wears lovely make up, hair always done nicely, smart clothes etc so It’s really unlike her. At a guess I’d say she’s out on about 4 stone over the past 2-3 years. She hasn’t mentioned her weight to me. Would she think I’m a massive cow for referencing it? I’m worried there’s an underlying reason for the weight gain but if she wanted to talk about it she would...wouldn’t she?

thenightsky Sat 07-Oct-17 21:58:54

I'm sure she knows. You don't need to point it out to her. hmm

Textpectation Sat 07-Oct-17 21:59:12


She already knows

iamapixiebutnotaniceone Sat 07-Oct-17 21:59:23

It depends on what your relationship is like. How do you think she would take it?

AHedgehogCanNeverBeBuggered Sat 07-Oct-17 21:59:28

YABU, don't do it! Trust me, she knows and is miserable about it. Pointing it out will make her feel like shit.

nancy75 Sat 07-Oct-17 21:59:44

Is there any chance she doesn’t know she’s put in 4 stone? She will feel shit enough about it already, you don’t need to mention it

NerrSnerr Sat 07-Oct-17 21:59:47

Just leave it. She's knows she's big and if you mention it she'll think you've been thinking about how big she's got. She'll discuss it if/ when she wants to.

SparklyLeprechaun Sat 07-Oct-17 21:59:51

Yes, she'd think you're a massive cow. Do you think she doesn't know she's put on weight and she might think her clothes have shrunk? If she doesn't mention it then leave it, nothing to do with you.

SummerRoberts Sat 07-Oct-17 21:59:59

Has she asked you for your thoughts on her body?

PurpleDaisies Sat 07-Oct-17 22:00:04

I can't see how that conversation ends well.

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Sat 07-Oct-17 22:00:06

Don't point it out to her. Ask her how she is, by all means. If she wants to talk about it, she will.

Oysterbabe Sat 07-Oct-17 22:00:14

You would be massively unreasonable. She is already very aware and does not need anyone to tell her.

Snap8TheCat Sat 07-Oct-17 22:00:36

Do you honestly honestly think you’ve noticed and she hasn’t?

SquirrelWatcher Sat 07-Oct-17 22:00:46

I've put on around 4 stone in the past 3 years - I definitely know ! The way I've had to buy all new clothes was the big giveawayconfused

SquareWord Sat 07-Oct-17 22:00:55

She knows she's put on weight. She doesn't need you to point it out!

Sandycarrots Sat 07-Oct-17 22:00:57

As someone who has put on the same amount of weight in about the same time span, trust me, she would not appreciate you mentioning it. I can't imagine what you would hope to achieve by doing so.

FreakEmOut Sat 07-Oct-17 22:01:00

You realise people don't lose their intelligence as they gain weight, don't you? The fat doesn't replace their brain. hmm

Pandoraslastchance Sat 07-Oct-17 22:01:19

I've gained 4 stone in 2 years and I'm bloody well aware of it. I dont think she will welcome you verbalising it.

Scrumptiousbears Sat 07-Oct-17 22:01:39

Why would you? Do you not think she realises?

Brokenbiscuit Sat 07-Oct-17 22:02:05

She will already know. I can't see why you'd consider it necessary to tell her. hmm

PerfectParisian Sat 07-Oct-17 22:02:10

Please don't say anything OP - I don't think it would be a good idea to bring it up.

Salva Sat 07-Oct-17 22:02:24

Are you slim? Go to the gym? Any hobbies that keep you active? A conversation around these things could be appropriate.
Or tell her to move abroad, other cultures have no qualms about saying "oh you've got fat since last month/year, much better before"

TiesThatBindMe Sat 07-Oct-17 22:03:15

What on earth would possess you to decide that you are in any way of any help?

BIWI Sat 07-Oct-17 22:03:17

Fat-shaming is never a good strategy. Especially if you're supposed to be her friend.

pictish Sat 07-Oct-17 22:03:28

She will know she has put on weight so she won't need you to inform her of the fact.
What I think you're really fishing for is an explanation. She might not want to provide one.

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