Buying things with taste and maintaining it well is what good standard of living means. It elevates your spirits as you too enjoy the best materialistic things the world has to offer you. The dedicated love you have for each other combined with your well being makes you the envy of others. Why do you need a good standard of living in your married life?
This is another body positive message from the eating disorder community; however, I think this is an important consideration in talking of societal standards of femininity and beauty. Women are told explicitly and subliminally about their value being measured in pounds through media, socialization, and our modern institutions (critique).
While we understand that everything we see around us, including our relationships, our homes, standard of living, the clothes we wear – everything, is an absolute reflection of our inner world, we see how much healing we need to accomplish.