Trusting that your loved one has developed his or her own
high values, ideals, and standards.
for his or her actions, both successes and setbacks.
support during times of discouragement.
You can also help by:
Not urging him or her to eat or not eat, unless this is part
of the plan for treatment.
Avoiding comparisons with other
Listening to feelings.
Not allowing yourself to
be controlled by his or her behavior.
If you struggle with handling your feelings and interactions with
someone who has an eating disorder, talk with a health professional.
Counseling, such as family therapy, can help you learn ways to encourage
healthy eating behaviors in children and teens who have eating