Poor Self Image Affects Sex Life

A recent poll determined that 97 percent of women have an "I hate my body" moment at least once a day. Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, author of Make Up Don't Break Up, advises women to create positive and affirming rituals increasing good self esteem. "A woman with a poor body image has less successful relationships and fewer dates, affecting their identity even more," says Dr. Weil who teaches women through her book why they struggle with relationships.

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New York, NY (PRWEB) March 5, 2011

“Poor self image takes a toll on finding, developing, and keeping relationships,” says Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil, PhD, author of Make Up Don’t Break Up with accompanying DVD Falling in Love and Staying in Love, responding to a recent Glamour poll that reveals that 97 percent of women admitted to having an “I hate my body” moment at least once a day (http://www.glamour.com/health-fitness/2011/02/shocking-body-image-news-97-percent-of-women-will-be-cruel-to-their-bodies-today).

“It is easy to understand why women have such self loathing. With celebrity worship, and media attention on beauty, dieting, and ways to change ones body, girls grow up with the message that they are far from perfect,” says Weil. “It is imperative that women change that attitude and end the habit of criticizing themselves.”

In Make Up Don’t Break Up, Dr. Bonnie teaches women positive affirmation techniques, like repeating messages that say 'I am loving, I am adequate.'

“I explain that women with poor self image have fewer dates, and shorter relationships, exacerbating their low self esteem,” says Weil, who adds that exercises in the book include putting affirmations on the bathroom mirror, and repeating positive mantras.

Make Up Don’t Break Up with accompanying DVD Falling in Love and Staying in Love is nominated for a Reader’s Choice Award for Best Dating Book for 2010. Readers can vote for the book until March 8 by visiting http://dating.about.com/b/2011/02/11/readers-choice-2011-finalists-for-best-dating-book-of-2010.htm. To win a gift certificate for voting visit http://www.doctorbonnie.com for details.

Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil (Dr. Bonnie) is a relationship expert who was named by Psychology Today as one of America’s best therapists, and by New York Magazine as one of New York City’s best therapists. Known as “The Adultery Buster” and the “No. 1 Love Expert,” she is the best-selling author of Adultery: The Forgivable Sin (adapted into a Lifetime movie starring actress Kate Jackson), Make Up Don’t Break Up, Finding and Keeping Love for Singles and Couples (Revised edition Feb 2010, including DVD How to Fall in Love and Stay in Love for Singles and Couples), Can We Cure and Forgive Adultery?, Staying Not Straying, How Not to (S)mother Your Man and Keep a Woman Happy, and Financial Infidelity; The #1 Relationship Wrecker.
Dr. Bonnie has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, a three-day series on NBC’s The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show five times, a four day series on Fox TV regarding dating, Discovery Health documentary "Infidelity" and A&E on addictions. She appears frequently on ABC, Fox, CBS and NBC News, The View, 20/20, and CNN. Visit Dr. Bonnie at http://www.DoctorBonnie.com.

For interview contact Diane Dennis, Inspired Media Communication at 503-678-1356 or dianeden(at)centurytel(dot)net

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