When I met my partner, I couldn't believe my luck. He's smart, funny and to be completely honest, more athletic than I'll ever be. While I've started following some simple tips and tricks to stay fit, it'll be a long time before I run my first marathon.
Even though my friends say we're a perfect match, one of my "unjustified" fears is someone calling us out on our dissimilar appearances. Although I wouldn't know how to respond to such a statement, one woman from Wisconsin knew exactly what to say.
Jenna Kutcher, 29, is an award-winning photographer who often posts sweet pictures of herself and her husband on social media. Although she often receives positive messages about her photos, not everyone has proven to share the same attitude. This included one naysayer had to put their unwarranted two cents in on her relationship with her husband Drew.
Not one to take the comment lying down, Kutcher took to Instagram to publicly respond to the internet troll with a picture of her and her husband are seen kissing while on a stroll on a Hawaiian beach.
"Someone once slid into my DMs and told me they couldn't believe I had managed to land a guy as good looking as @kickingitwithkutch. I'll be honest that I was taken aback," Kutcher wrote.
"Part of my insecurity with my body has stemmed around being married to Mr 6-Pack himself," she continued. "Why should I, a curvy girl get him? I feel unworthy and when I write narratives in my head that because I am not thin, I don't deserve him."
"This man has embraced every curve, every dimple, pound and pimple for the last ten years and has always me reminded me that I'm beautiful even when my inner dialogue doesn't match (and when I haven't showered in days.)," she further explained.
"So yes, my thighs kiss, my arms are big, and my bum is bumpy but there is just more of me for him to love and I chose the man that could handle alllll that (and so much more!)," Kutcher concluded. "I am so much more than my body, so is he, and so are you."
In an interview with Yahoo! Lifestyle, Kutcher shared she suffered two miscarriages last year.
"I think deep down, as women, our biggest fear is that we aren't enough, that our bodies are broken, and after walking through two losses, I was really struggling to 'come home' to my body," she explained. "Drew is a babe. I know that, I see that, I love that. And to me, he's the most handsome man on the planet."
Readers agreed with her inspiring message, and her picture received more than 44,000 likes and 2,000 comments.
"I heard your story... Jenna, you are so beautyfull! Enjoy your love! Love each other and love yourself! Let no one Tell you who you don't deserve... you deserve this love! Greets from a Belgium girl," Edel De Smedt commented.
"You are gorgeous AND look absolutely fantastic in swimwear!!! You are both lucky to have each other. Each person brings something unique & special to a relationship. Looks so not sustain a relationship," Jo Anemaat also said.
"Ignore any comments, you are a beautiful woman and have an amazing figure yourself. I'm sure he loves you for you, as I do my wife. Everyone deserves someone, why should you not deserve him? X," Dean Smith-Martin added.
Have you ever had to deal with negative comments on "disparities" in your relationship?