How Eating Disorders Affect Relationships
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Let's talk eating disorders. If you've been following me for awhile now, you may know I struggled with a binge eating disorder for 7 years. If you want to know more about that, read the About Me section on my website I share more there or check out episode 22 of The Chasing Joy Podcast , where I talk all about it with Georgie. For this post, I'm focusing on the recovery side of things. I've shared my story a lot, but I haven't shared much of recovery. I think it's because I feel like recovery looks different for everyone. That being said, there are certainly things I can share that I found super helpful.
How To Love Someone Who Has An Eating Disorder
Valentine, a priest who fell in love with a jailer's blind daughter. Before his execution on February 14, St. Valentine and labeling Angela as his damsel in distress.
Eating disorders have such a fundamental impact upon relationships. Relationships require energy and attention. Not only are energy levels often quite low, particularly for those with restrictive disorders, but all the energy is directed on food, weight and exercise. The mental space which can be used to build connection with others is taken up by thoughts of the eating disorder. A study looking at the treatment of those with severe and enduring eating disorders reports statistics on the subject population that are revealing, and very sad.