Category: Support

How to Take Care of Myself in a Relationship with an Eating Disorder Sufferer

Spouse supporting spouse “You can’t take care of others unless you first take care of yourself.” It’s cliché, but it’s cliché for a reason. You have to take care of yourself in order to care for your relationship in eating disorder recovery. If we neglect ourselves, even with the best of intentions, our identities, careers, daily life, and relationships [...]
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Pros and Cons of Eating Disorder Support Groups

Eating Disorder Support Groups holding hands in group therapy There are an array of treatment options available for individuals struggling with disordered eating. Eating disorder support groups are one of those options. Like all treatment options, eating disorder support groups come with a unique set of pros and cons. One of the things about support groups is that everyone in the group can relate to [...]
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Marital Concerns of Eating Disorder Sufferers

Woman struggling with anorexia An eating disorder can cause an immense toll on a relationship. Studies show that body dissatisfaction is negatively associated with marital concerns and “eating concerns in women are associated with less satisfaction, comfort, and closeness in romantic relationships [1].” These statistics can be scary when you and your spouse are working together to help them recover. But, [...]
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Hope for Concerned Parents of Eating Disorder Sufferers

Father counseling daughter Having a child that is struggling with an eating disorder can be concerning — it’s difficult to witness the impact an eating disorder has on your child’s well-being. The worry over your child’s mental, emotional, and physical health can feel overwhelming, but there is hope. Here are five hopeful messages for concerned parents of eating [...]
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Common Types of Eating Disorders and Behaviors

Group therapy session discussing Common Types of Eating Disorders Contributor: Center for Hope of the Sierras Team at Center for Hope of the Sierras The world of eating disorders is vast. With so many conditions, it can be difficult to find straightforward information on the common ones. To counteract that, we’ve listed Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge-Eating Disorder and Compulsive Overeating which are a few of [...]
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Signs Your Teen Might Have an Eating Disorder

A young Teen May Have an Eating Disorder Contributor: Center for Hope of the Sierras Team at Center for Hope of the Sierras In an era where teens are constantly bombarded with images of what they should look like and how they should portray themselves on social media, it’s natural to worry about them developing an eating disorder. According to the National Institute [...]
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My Abusive Eating Disorder

Quiet woman with an Abusive Eating Disorder Voice Contributor: Timberline Knolls Team at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center “The voice claims me. I see therapists. These people challenge the voice, the thoughts. My intellect begins to understand the illusion. But, the moment I begin to sense the almighty damage I am doing to myself . . . the voice becomes angry. It warns [...]
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