Eating Disorders/Friends

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Not my normal type of post - just wondering if anyone has had to deal with a friend they think might have an eating disorder.

Thanks.

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yes. .

sorry have to run so will just paste this from the MIND site xx

What can friends and relatives do?

It's a mistake to try to look for a simple explanation for a friend or relative's eating distress. The urge to do so may come from your need to explain, and possibly control, a problem that can seem very hard to understand. Sometimes people assume, automatically, that someone with eating distress has been sexually abused. Or that it's an attempt to stop the body developing during adolescence, or to attain an ideal body image. But if you interpret someone's eating distress in a particular way, without really listening to the person themselves, it could add to their feeling of being out of control. It could make them even less able to share their emotions.

It may also make the situation worse, not better, if you try and persuade your friend or relative to change their behaviour, either to put on weight or to lose it. You may find it very hard to accept that what your friend or relative does is their own decision, and that you can't, magically, make them better.

For your friend or relative, their eating distress is a solution and not a problem. It's a way of expressing terribly painful feelings, which may include anger, rage, guilt and loss. They may not want to recognise that they have an eating problem. They may be secretive and even obstructive. This is one of the obstacles to treatment that needs to be overcome. Without trying to persuade the person to change, you may want to talk about how their eating behaviour makes you feel. It's important to be honest, and to get support for yourself.

But, there are also ways you can be of great support to them. Help them by giving them the opportunity to talk about their feelings. But if they don't want to, make it clear that you still care for them and will be there, if they want to talk to you another time. You could also encourage them to seek professional help. If they are worried about doing this, you could offer to go along with them.

Every day. Am a childrens nurse.

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No...

You have a mate with a eating disorder, yet you still comment on people being overweight, chubby, judged on size of clothing etc.....how very strange!

Might be likely they won't admit to having an eating disorder.

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Lulu'sMammy;6392039

You have a mate with a eating disorder, yet you still comment on people … You have a mate with a eating disorder, yet you still comment on people being overweight, chubby, judged on size of clothing etc.....how very strange!



come on, he never said that, he has cleverly written his op incase of a post like yours ;-)

sassie;6392063

come on, he never said that, he has cleverly written his op incase of a … come on, he never said that, he has cleverly written his op incase of a post like yours ;-)


Oh never mind, i still think hes a jockey Good luck to the mate though

Lulu'sMammy;6392039

You have a mate with a eating disorder, yet you still comment on people … You have a mate with a eating disorder, yet you still comment on people being overweight, chubby, judged on size of clothing etc.....how very strange!



They don't actually say they have a friend, now that would be disturbing.

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Lulu'sMammy;6392070

Oh never mind, i still think hes a jockey Good luck to the mate though … Oh never mind, i still think hes a jockey Good luck to the mate though



whats a jockey :thinking:

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same old same old

sassie;6392082

whats a jockey :thinking:




lol .....think there's a nob missing.

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greg_68;6392095

lol .....think there's a nob missing.



oh :oops: whats a nob jockey

greg_68;6392078

They don't actually say they have a friend, now that would be disturbing.


Greg you do make me chuckle...nutter :-D

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Lulu'sMammy;6392039

You have a mate with a eating disorder, yet you still comment on people … You have a mate with a eating disorder, yet you still comment on people being overweight, chubby, judged on size of clothing etc.....how very strange!


No thats me :P

Eating Disorders/Friends



Why would you want to eat your Friends?

[quote=vibeone;6392145]No thats me :P[/quote
I thought you were a bit porky on your mobile pic, or was that not you? I may of imagined it :oops:

sassie;6392106

oh :oops: whats a nob jockey



oh sassie I had you down for being up to date with derogatory terms.

Think knob.. think jockey.......think about sticking the 2 together......litterally

I actually think I have an eating disorder....I can't stop eating. Food is my friend.

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greg_68;6392172

oh sassie I had you down for being up to date with derogatory terms. … oh sassie I had you down for being up to date with derogatory terms. Think knob.. think jockey.......think about sticking the 2 together......litterally



knobjockey
knob jockey
knob horse rider

nope not getting it, but getting its a rude word:w00t:

magicmike87;6392187

I actually think I have an eating disorder....I can't stop eating. Food … I actually think I have an eating disorder....I can't stop eating. Food is my friend.


Its mine too I could easily orgasm over a chocolate bar than i could a lettuce leaf.....still each to their own

magicmike87;6392187

I actually think I have an eating disorder....I can't stop eating. Food … I actually think I have an eating disorder....I can't stop eating. Food is my friend.



I know where you are coming from there, the worse it is for the better it tastes and vice versa.

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