Tips For Loved Ones Supporting Adults With An Eating Disorder


In the UK, this week is Eating Disorder Awareness Week. I am always uncomfortable about these awareness weeks because of the amount of damaging, stereotypical information on eating disorders that still rears its ugly and harmful head every year, but I wanted to do something to acknowledge the week in my own small way. Therefore, this year, I have written a small post that might just be helpful for any loved ones out there of adults with eating disorders:

I have often thought in my journey through eating disorder recovery, that the one group in the eating disorder ‘community’ (for want of a better word) who are probably the most under served and supported are the relatives, loved ones and carers of adults with eating disorders.

That’s not to say that any other groups in the eating disorder community are well served in terms of support and treatment of…

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