Dating someone with ed

How dating someone with an ED can impact you
Emotional impact Practical impact
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • Loneliness
  • Financial burden
  • Time commitment
  • Social isolation
  • Physical and emotional exhaustion

How to support someone with an ED
What to do What to avoid
  • Be supportive and understanding
  • Educate yourself about EDs
  • Encourage them to seek professional help
  • Help them build a support system
  • Take care of your own mental health
  • Don’t judge or criticize
  • Don’t try to control their eating
  • Don’t focus on their weight or appearance
  • Don’t make them feel guilty or ashamed
  • Don’t give up on them

Resources for dating someone with an ED
Resource Link
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/
Eating Recovery Center (ERC) https://www.eatingrecoverycenter.com/
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) https://www.nami.org/
MentalHealth.gov https://www.mentalhealth.gov/
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