It sucks and I hate it sometimes but I have to do it. But as things nose dived we became more distant and stopped opening up, communicating and being intimate. Which relationships in your life are important? Bottoming out in an eating disorder is just as hard as with drugs. Literally, the bones become who we want to share a bed with. I have a binge ED after years of dieting and it all went to hell after one year on and off a very low calorie diet. No matter what type of eating disorder your partner has, from binging and purging to anorexia, her hormones will be out of whack.
I go to therapy twice a week, nutrition once a week, MD biweekly, support group once a week.
10 Things You Should Know About Dating A Girl With An Eating Disorder
Dating was hard for us. For example, what about the relationship between someone with bulimia or OSFED or even binge ED that has to balance that with a toxic internal relationship with how they assume others especially sig. I remember speaking with a group of patients about our body checking rituals. We are struggling to discover who we are inside. This is important for several reasons including the fact that, as a couple, sex is an important part of bonding and the fact that turning her down could trigger her bad behaviors. Navigating the dating waters while in recovery for an eating disorder can be hard. Not only are energy levels often quite low, particularly for those with restrictive disorders, but all the energy is directed on food, weight and exercise.