My boyfriend is getting me very frustrated as he doesn’t wash. I’ve told him time and time again it’s very unpleasant to be near him with the strong smell of body odour. For the last few months it’s been getting worse and no matter what I say he doesn’t listen. When we go out together socially or to go to the shops it’s embarrassing to the point I stay well clear of him which isn’t good. He used to care about his appearance and wash regularly so I don’t know what’s happened. Please can you help as I want to save our relationship from going down the pan all because of him not washing! Thanks Tracey
It’s one of those awkward moments when you have to tell a person they need to improve their personal hygiene standards. The longer you leave it the worse it will get but you need to find a way to tell them without embarrassing them. Maybe buy some shower gel along with deodorant to encourage them to wash and make a statement that it’s not nice to feel unclean especially with the summer days upon us. Subtly hint in this current climate people can sweat a lot more even the most clean person can without you point the finger directly. The best advice I can give you is to not nag a person to wash regularly as the more you do it the more unlikely they will. Maybe find the reason why they are not washing, maybe there is more to it where their mindset is affected whether they are feeling low and unmotivated or this could be just plain laziness. Once you get to the route of the problem and resolve it then hygiene levels should improve..