055 Fighting Anorexia – How Recovery Changes your Relationships

by Kim

in Podcast


In this episode of Fighting Anorexia, I talk about how my recovery has changed my relationships with those close to me.  In order to recover you must accept change and those around you have to accept it also.

Now here lies the struggle.  When you are in the throws of this disease you are a certain person.

As you start your journey to recovery you develop your own personality, dreams, hopes and strength. You slowly start to become the person you want to be.   Sometimes this is hard for the people around you to deal with and accept.

They have know you has a different person, someone who is sick, weak, vulnerable and in some cases a people pleaser.

Now they see this new person and they are unsure of what it means for them. It will take time and patience but you can work through these relationships, and some will be worth keeping and some won’t.  But in no way should you lose yourself.  You must change to recover.

A few tips on how to deal with these changes in relationships:

1. It is nobody`s fault that you transform into a new person!

2. Talk, talk, talk with your partner or family!

3. Take some time out with the those you love in order to get away from it all!

4. Do not give up too early!

5. Decide what is best for YOUR recovery and do not ever compromise your recovery!

We all go through ups and downs through our journey, if today you need some reasons to fight please check out this post … 1o Reasons to Fight/Stay Recovered

If you would like to leave me some feedback, you can mail it to feedback@fightinganorexia.com

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Kylie July 2, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Hi Anne Sophie
I just listened to your podcast and wanted to say I really admire your honesty and spirit. Please know you are not alone with this issue, my husband and I have really struggled with this and we have been married nearly 13years. I wish you every happiness and hope everythn works out for you.


Anne-Sophie July 19, 2012 at 10:36 am

Hi Kylie,

thank you so much for your comment and your kind words. I too hope that you and your husband will figure everything out. I think that there has to be a lot of open communication and every partner has to have an open mind and spirit. If there is anything I can for you, please let me know.


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Anne-Sophie July 4, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Awe, thank you so much, Letha. That is incredibly nice of you.


Ellen February 15, 2015 at 9:24 am

I just listened to this podcast about relationships and it really resonated with me. I wish that I’d listened to it last year when my long term (now ex)-boyfriend and I were struggling with my first steps in recovery. If we’d been married I wonder whether it might have worked out because there’d be another level of commitment. Anyway, sometimes I think I am now such a different person that a relationship between us may not be possible, but I also *feel* that I will have a hard time finding someone I love on a deep level as I loved him and we went through so much together…well I guess people who divorce do too.

Anyway, I just wanted to thank you so much for your courage and openness about your own situation. I hope that things have turned out okay for you and I so admire how you now stand up for your dreams and your opinions. I really respect you :)


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