When you’re with somebody who adores you as you seem to be, it can now and then be difficult to trust that love at face value fully — especially if you struggle with body image. Compliments from individuals you adore can be extraordinary. However, some of the time it can feel like they’re giving them since they cherish you, not because they trust them. Body-positive Instagram client Jazzy used to consider how her significant other could love her body the way he said he did — however not any longer, as she shared in a viral Instagram post.

 

In the post, Jazzy opened up about what it resembles to be hitched to a man who was “born fit” as a woman with a curvier frame. They’ve been together for 14 years, and she wrote that for much of that time she has constantly asked herself the questions, “How could he love something that isn’t ‘perfect’? How could a man who was ‘born fit’ love someone like me?”

Over the years this man has loved every curve, every roll, and every stretch mark on my body. I never understood why! • How could he love something that isn’t “perfect”? How could a man who was “born fit” love someone like me! I don’t have a flat stomach, I jiggle when I walk, hell if I run up the stairs to fast my body claps (lmao)!! But now I see I do have the “perfect” body!! Every roll, every curve and every stretch mark is put on me just perfect to make both of us happy!!! I love my body and I finally see why he does too!! • • Photo credit: @ryanwmedia • • • #effyourbeautystandards #effyourbodystandards #everyoneisbeautiful #tummylove #youarebeautiful #aspiringmodel #aspiringplussizemodel #celebratemysize #curvysensedoll #confidence #lovemybody #lovemybelly #loveyourbody #selflove #summerbody #bikini #bikinibody #bodylove #bodypositive #bodypositivity #womenofallsizes #support #love #positive #plussize #positivity #plussizegang #positivevibes #youarebeautiful

A post shared by Jazzy (@a_body_positive_jazzy) on Jun 1, 2017 at 3:04pm PDT

She included that despite the fact that her husband has loved each part of her, she never really understood that love until she felt it for her body. “Every roll, every curve, and every stretch mark are put on me just perfect to make both of us happy!!! I love my body, and I finally see why he does too!!” she said in the post. Folks were hugely supportive of her newfound perspective in the comments, thanking her for modeling positive body image. “My husband tells me the same even though I don’t have a flat belly!” one commenter wrote. Another said that the post had inspired them to stop hiding their “lumps and bumps” in big clothes. “I’m engaged to a Personal Trainer, and I went through this phase of being ashamed of my body,” a third shared. “But, I finally realized he loves me for me!” Jazzy’s post is a reminder both that your body doesn’t need to look like your partner’s for them to love it, and that self-love often comes before we can accept the love of others.