5 Things My Daughter’s Struggle Taught Me About Eating Disorder Recovery

This woman is writing about her experience as a mother of a daughter with an eating disorder. She wrote this article as a guide to help others who may be in her position. Not only does it break down what to know about the recovery process, but it also details how to help. In it, she details five concepts: a recovered body does not equal a recovered mind, it is ok for those suffering with an eating disorder to take care of themselves first, body comments are more harmful than helpful, it is ok for those in recovery to be vulnerable, and finally, recovery takes a lot of work, but it is worth it. This article is short and is a wonderful resource for those in a similar position.

Key Points:

  • 1Author discusses the importance of being present, sympathetic, and supportive of loved ones with eating disorders
  • 2Author elaborates on behaviors that benefit the “carer” of someone struggling with an eating disorder, like going to support groups and offering a listening ear
  • 3Author elaborates on behaviors that hinder the “carer” of someone struggling with an eating disorder, like “fat-shaming” others, focusing on caloric value of foods, or commenting on the loved one’s body progress

The most important lessons I learned were through making mistakes along the way–mistakes I’d like to help those supporting a loved one avoid.

Read the full article at: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/blog/daughters-struggle-with-eating-disorder-recovery-neda-walk


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