How Eating Disorders Affect Relationships

Uncategorized Nov 04, 2019

It's bad enough that eating disorders can wreck your life and your health. It's even worse when they affect the people around you and the people that you love.

I remember in my early days I would eat anything that was available, even if it inconvenienced the people in my home. I would lie about what I ate. Eating disorders turned me into a moral monster in some regards.

I was on the phone recently with someone who said that her eating disorder was affecting her relationship with her significant other.

Even if you don't have a full-blown eating disorder and you just have a tendency to overeat once in a while, will eventually impact your relationship with the people around you. For me, it was the isolation. I declined many social events for several reasons: 1) my body had changed and I didn't want people to notice; 2) I wanted to binge all alone and decline all social activities; 3) I had just binged and I needed to recover.

The effects on self-esteem, your health, and your physique will eventually affect your social life and your impact at work.

One reason grad school was so hard was because I couldn't focus when I needed to, or I was wasting time getting my hands on all that fat and sugar and not focusing on my school work. It affected my sleep, it made me anxious all the time, and I spent so much mental energy battling my eating disorder that I couldn't concentrate when it counted. Sometimes I'm amazed how I got through school.

Even at work, I would make simple mistakes that I should not have made. It embarrassed me but then I thought, "what's wrong with me? Why do I make these mistakes?" Now I realize it was the inability to concentrate and notice details that led to those mistakes.

The physical effects of eating disorders and eating too much are bad enough. But when they start affecting your performance on other areas of your life, then you have a serious problem.

Don't let this problem affect your entire life. Book your free strategy call here and let's get this under control: https://bit.ly/2UQcLBW

Kevin

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