She found herself going into caregiver mode, whether it was welcome or not. So yeah, I sometimes found myself wanting to punch my boyfriend for insisting I taste-test his homemade spaghetti sauce with a piece of bread five times over the course of the afternoon, thereby wasting all my dinner calories before dinner ever started. Guilt and shame about food may drive your partner to feel like they need to hide the behaviors from you — and eating disorders multiply in the darkness. It amazes and saddens me that I've been able to get away with this behavior for so long. Being young and ill-informed, by version of dieting was mainly depravation.
I was fit and, more importantly, back in control again.
5 Ways to Be an Ally to Your Partner’s Eating Disorder Recovery (And Avoid Triggering Them)
Weight and food are, like the weather, easy targets for starting cocktail party conversations — because everyone has to eat. We have regular therapy sessions as a couple, in which I have admitted that I sometimes feel resentful about this. Then the binging began. If you feel like you might have an eating disorder, talk to a doctor or reach out to the National Eating Disorders Association at At my lowest, I'd eat a very small breakfast, throw away lunch at school, and eat dinner with my parents in the evening. But then should you wish to know the person better or indeed have a relationship, here is what dating an anorexic could be like.