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 money and work.
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 money and work one is a big topic of conversation for adults. We often have to pay for our own treatment. What do we do when we are too sick to work? Recovery is a full time job, so what about taking time out for that? And then there are the money-spending problems that many people with restrictive eating disorders have.
From spending money on putting the heating on to keep a thin and frail body warm enough, to paying thousands for treatment, to actually forking out for that piece of cake that you know you are scared to eat. It all adds up to a lot of money stress. 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