In this special podcast for Eating Disorder Awareness week, I share some stories and experiences from adults in recovery from eating disorders. Today the focus is relationships, sex, family and kids!
Adults in recovery from eating disorders face different challenges than children and teenagers do. The idea behind AEDRA — Active Eating Disorder Recovery for Adults is that we focus on adults and the specific problems that an adult in recovery will face.
The sex/relationships one is a big topic of conversation for adults. Lack of libido tends to lead to a dramatic fall in the desire to participate in sexual activity. Also the irritability and other disposition changes that many sufferers face as a reaction to malnutrition isn’t exactly a relationship booster. Family life can be fraught as it is, but when an eating disorder barges in it takes on a whole new level of tension.
From lack of interest in sex, to dealing with family reactions to weight loss. That is what we are talking about today.
Active Eating Disorder Recovery for Adults website: http://www.adulteatingdisorderrecovery.com/en/
Private adults only online support group: http://tabithafarrar.com/slack-forum/
Blogs on Anorexia and Money: http://tabithafarrar.com/2016/10/anorexia-money-recovery-meant-look-relationship/
Twitter @Love_Fat_ and @ED_MealSupport
If you want to send me your thoughts on tomorrow’s topic please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Topics that will be covered this week are as follows:
Mon – Work/money – financial issues due to being sick
Tue – Family – partners and children
Wed – Entrenched behaviours/ personal identity crisis after 5,10,20,30 + years of ED identity
Thur – Loneliness
Fri – Not being treated like an adult in treatment