Support a Loved One in Eating Disorder Recovery

It is Eating Disorder Awareness Week. Chances are good that you know someone with an eating disorder or who has had one. Since I don’t have much experience with eating disorders, I found some things to share at http://nedawareness.org/. This particular blog shares some helpful tips for supporting a loved one through recovery.

Eating disorder recovery – defined in simplest terms as a remission from disordered eating behavior with the goal of becoming healthy again – can sometimes feel like a delicate balance for those in the process. Constantly surrounded by the very substance that threatens a relapse into disordered behavior, some people in recovery from an eating disorder (ED) are similar to sober alcoholics: stuck in a world where their hazardous behavior could easily be reestablished in a matter of moments. The need, then, to keep up constant strength against dangerously negative thoughts and actions can be exhausting, and one lapse in judgment can be disastrous. For this reason, a supportive environment is essential for anyone on the road to recovery – See more at: http://www.adiosbarbie.com/2012/11/five-ways-to-support-a-loved-one-in-eating-disorder-recovery/#sthash.utfve5Xq.dpuf

via Five Ways to Support a Loved One in Eating Disorder Recovery.

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