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How one sees their own body becomes a major problem, and negative comments or jokes can contribute to extreme behavior. Instead of feeling supportive and wanting to help, many partners feel rejected and unloved.
So if you catch her staring at the menu with fear in her eyes, just place your hand on-top of hers, and remind her that you’re here for her.
She may trust that this is your honest opinion; however, that doesn’t change how she sees herself.
Far too many of them, however, act like autistic savants, or scheming manipulators; rather than try and understand the mind, they describe manifestations of mental illness, and call it a day.
Dear Partner, You probably didn’t think that the text you sent last night about your Crossfit personal record might be a problem.
But I realize that it does take two to tango – and I also understand that dating someone who has had an eating disorder and not wanting to cause harm can also be terribly stressful for the other partner in the relationship.
Therefore, it’s incredibly important for both of us – – to be able to communicate about the elephant in the room.
If your partner suffers from anorexia and bulimia, they likely need professional help. But a couple struggling with the effects of the pressures of an eating disorder may need a little outside help.
Though eating disorders are more frequently reported in women than in men, they occur among both genders.
Dear partner, I understand that you don’t understand what it’s like to have an eating disorder, and I want you to know that you’re not trying to trigger me.
But if you really want this relationship to work, we’re going to need to talk about my eating disorder recovery.
If she decides to open up to you and talk about her struggle, it’s a huge deal–so make sure you recognize this progress.