Me and the Mrs. were kicking around the idea of why so many spouses get intimidated or jealous at the other when he/she takes up lifting and actually improves their physique.
We know of a few couples that are really at odds with each other becasue one decided to do something for themselves while the other sat by and then got envious after seeing the improvements the other made. We think it's a bit odd, becasue we really like that fact together we work hard to improve ourselves and we encourage each other.
My wife is newer to training and eating in the fashion that I've been doing, but she picked it up and is now addicted to it. She feels better, looks beter, and likes what she sees in the mirror more.
Why would someone's spouse get jealous of this new found happiness that the other is enjoying? You would think that the other would feed off that and maybe make changes to themselves. Any thoughts?