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I have a best friend who I hate

I have a best friend who I hate...

Many of the people we work with in therapy, counselling, CBT, groups, training and other capacities express how they have an almost love-hate relationship with food and eating. This can apply to any of the different forms of eating disorder/disordered eating that we see.

Such a relationship causes so much distress and discomfort, not to mention the physical and often financial consequences that difficult relationships with food cause.

Having such a 'best friend' also impacts on your social life and, for some, their work and education. How many lost opportunities, unfulfilled dreams and unmet needs have we witnessed and heard about over the years of working in this field? Too many to count.

And all because of a 'best friend' who is really a destructive , critical bully who seeks only to harm and destroy us, not comfort.

Sound harsh? Well, yes, it is. Because that's how eating disorders operate. It's when clients start seeing this and start standing up to this nasty 'best friend' and find their own voice, their own identity, their own self and their own needs and goals, they start to make changes and work towards recovery, getting better, goals, or whatever word(s) you would like to use.

And, just to let you know, despite what some might say, recovery, change and improvement IS POSSIBLE. How do I know? Because I have witnessed it. Things can get better. Just give yourself a chance.

We have in-person appointments available (Glasgow city centre) and online appointments available (with therapists in Scotland and England). So, if you're looking to improve your relationship with food or have anything else you would like to talk about, explore or work out in therapy and counselling, our friendly, warn, encouraging and understanding therapists are here to support you.

Feel free to get in touch via email or the website if you need more information, have any questions about what we offer or would like to book an appointment:

E: support@eatingdisorderscotland.co.uk
W: www.eatingdisorderscotland.co.uk

All the best,
Alexandra
Talking EDs (Glasgow and West Eating Disorders Support Service)
 

 

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