Researcher Sabina Vatter, of Tallinn University in Estonia, surveyed 256 women between the ages of 20 and 45, who were either married or living with their boyfriends. The women were asked to answer questions about their level of self-esteem, body image and weight. They were also asked if they were emotionally and sexually satisfied in their relationships, the Daily Mail reported.
The results showed that, whether or not they were married, women in fulfilling relationships were happy with their bodies. The same women also had higher self-esteem even if their weight was not considered "ideal," the Daily Mail reported.
"These findings suggest that our satisfaction with body size, shape and weight has more to do with how happy we are in important areas of our lives, like our romantic relationships, than it does with what the bathroom scales say," said Vatter, the Daily Mail reported.