Is shame about your body affecting your relationship? Or do you have a child who has an eating disorder and it’s affecting your family?
Shame plays a big role in the feelings related to food and it’s important to understand the cause in order to treat it. Read on to learn about the feelings and actions that are often involved in the development of eating disorders and what you can do to help your relationships and family cope.
Why? Why does she think that losing weight is more important than anything else, even her health? Why doesn’t she see herself as the bright, talented, athletic, attractive young woman that others see? These are among the questions most frequently asked by family members of a young woman with an eating disorder.
A large part of the answer to these questions can be found in understanding the emotion we call shame and its relation to self image.