SELF-HELP

Loving Someone with an Eating Disorder: Understanding, Supporting & Connecting with Your Partner

New Harbinger. Jul. 2019. 176p. ISBN 9781684032556. pap. $17.95ebk. ISBN 9781684032570. health/med/sELF-HELP
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ore than 30 million diagnoses of eating disorders are reported each year, and in addition to those suffering from the disease are the partners and parents who love them and who also struggle. Psychologist Harron has prepared this guide to assist family members in communicating with empathy and understanding, creating strategies for dealing with meal-time challenges, and finding ways to get back feelings of trust, love, and intimacy. Harron further supplies information about the disease and common misconceptions, detailing “perspective-taking” exercises and treatment options. Among the work’s most valuable features are the charts that consider the impact of negative remarks and suggest more helpful responses, which can be of immediate assistance.
VERDICT Harron’s emotional and practical advice for this growing global predicament comes highly recommended.

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