a year ago1,000+ Views
How Much "Tough Love" is Too Much?
I'm all for relationships that help make each other stronger, and I'm all for couples pushing each other to reach their goals and dreams. I also think I can appreciate most humor? When I first saw this video, though, I really didn't think it was that funny.
It seems like the girl asked her boyfriend to help her strictly stick to a diet but....whether it was for humor or not, I couldn't get behind the name calling & harshness. You can help her be strict without being a jerk?
Still, I was willing to just accept that this is their relationship & probably mostly done for humorous purposes. Until...
I discovered the couple (I presume, I hope it's not just him...) has made a Facebook & Snapchat devoted to watching him help her diet. And I absolutely hate it.


Because while I get that this couple is probably fine and knows each others limits, is doing this together, I hate that there are going to be other boyfriends and girlfriends out there who see this and think "this is how I'm going to treat my S.O."
And that is not cool.
This one's even worse: done for humor or not, pretending to make her throw up her cheat day food? Yeah, that's disgusting.
According to everything he's said, she did ask him to help her diet, but he should be doing that in a nicer way, even if she did ask him to be harsh. I get that a lot of this is probably played up for humor, but I really don't find it funny at all.
Being that demeaning while helping someone shape up is totally unnecessary, especially when they're someone you're supposed to love and support. And other people might see the humor of this, but they might totally miss that point.
I have no issue with him helping her diet and reminding her when she's out of line, but calling her a pig and telling her she won't get any likes on Instagram (and not in a funny way) seems over extreme. It's totally fine if she wants to tone up (even though she's already slim) but stuff like this from someone you love? Yeah, that's how people grow to be self-conscious and self-loathing.
I get that it's being over done for humor's sake. But I just can't get behind the joke.

Am I being way too sensitive, or is this just....too much?

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I get your point, but to an extent. I got the humor behind it, and just like those prank videos, for the most part, all parties are involved. However, if the joke or humor behind the actions become commonplace... could that have a negative effect on people?
a year agoReply
I'm sorry @IsaacMejico I don't understand ur question.
a year agoReply
when she left though 馃槀
a year agoReply
Dude now I feel bad
a year agoReply
I mean, I think sometimes its too much, but if she asked for help and wanted to be serious about it, sometimes its good to have someone strict helping you out. she showed in other videos that she wasnt trying yet she really wanted the change and him practically barking orders at her got her to do it. I think the videos are a pretty funny but thats just me.
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