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
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