One person's struggle with
anorexia nervosa affects the entire family. Counselling
can be a big help to everyone in your family, whether it means seeing a
counsellor alone, as a couple, or as a family. Each family member may need
reassurance or Counselling at different times during the course of the illness.
Seek the support you need during this time from all available resources.
Use a professional counsellor to help you work
through your concerns and reduce the eating disorder's impact on you and your
Make time for other children in your family to receive
one-on-one love and attention.
Use a family therapist to help your
family members find new ways to support one another.
Use a family
therapist to find new ways to support your loved one's eating disorder
recovery. For example, a person who has anorexia is likely to do better in an
organized environment that is free from chaos and emotional outbursts.