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Getting Rid of Clothes That Don’t Fit: Do They Hurt Body Image?

Getting rid of clothes that don’t fit and the extra body image issues they cause is a huge topic for many of my readers. For this reason, I decided to UPDATE this post from 2016 and record a podcast episode on the topic (airing early April!) Last week I preformed a seasonal ritual. I call it the Semi-Annual Swapping Out of the Seasonal Clothing. Every year when I’m certain that Spring has sprung and my need for sweaters and fleece-lined leggings has passed, I carry a 200 pound (only a slight exaggeration) plastic tub of clothing up the stairs and begin the process of replacing the cold weather garments with the warm weather ones. But, every year during this exercise a...

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