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Loving someone with an eating disorder : understanding, supporting & connecting with your partner

Dana Harron (Author)
"If your loved one is one of millions of Americans who suffers from an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, you may feel alone, without guidance or understanding. As a romantic partner, you need to know how to navigate issues such as parenting, sex and intimacy, and running a household. This book provides that help by addressing your uniquely complex and difficult situation, and provides much-needed support for growth and healing. In Loving Someone With an Eating Disorder, you'll find valuable information about eating disorders, diagnostic categories, and common misconceptions. You'll also learn about the importance of self-care and boundaries for yourself, and find writing and perspective-taking exercises to help you gain a greater understanding of your partner's struggle. You'll also learn skills to help you address specific problems, such as managing groceries and meals together, sex and intimacy issues, and concerns about parenting. Finally, you'll find a practical discussion about treatment and recovery from disordered eating--making it clear that both you and your partner need healing--as well as information about seeking further support."--
Print Book, English, 2019
New Harbinger Publications, Inc., Oakland, CA, 2019
Materiales en español
161 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
9781684032556, 1684032555
Loving someone with disordered eating
Eating disorder myths and realities
How your partner's eating disorder affects you
Finding empathy to support real healing
Getting away from negative patterns of relating
Establishing healthy ways of relating
How to respond in real-life food situations
Improving your sex and intimate life
Fertility, pregnancy, and protecting your kids
Recovery over time