Does This Make Me Look Fat?
5 months ago
Why neither Kim K, nor you, should care what your sweeties' answers are.
It's not just their seemingly perfect state of "match made in heaven"-hood that's brought Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to become so heavily scrutinized—apparently, Kim puts a lot of stock into what boyfriend Kanye thinks of her.
In August, reality TV viewers watched as Kim tearfully emptied out her entire closet in exchange for a wardrobe approved (and provided by) Kanye. (The aftermath wasn't exactly a win. Though in October, citing a look made up of some Lanvin and Louis Vuitton items, the socialite raved on her blog: "Why do I always dress cooler when my bf is in town!") And there was also that time she was reportedly honored to be his "Perfect Bitch."
Now, in the December issue of Cosmopolitan UK, Kim attributes some of her happy self-image to none other than 'Ye himself: “He’s great at boosting my confidence. He gives me compliments in every way possible."
Surely, that's what most boyfriends—if they know what's good for them—should do, but considering how much say he's had in (and affect he's had on) Kim's appearance already, should a significant other's opinion really matter when it comes to self-confidence?
California-based psychiatrist Dr. Carole Lieberman says no, fearing that relying on such can result in a damaging domino effect.
"If you count on your significant other to determine how confident you should feel, your self-esteem will always be at the whim of how well your relationship is going," said Lieberman. "So, if your significant other doesn't call, or is flirting with other women, or wants to break up, your self-esteem will plummet just when it needs to be at its highest."