What You Should Avoid Saying To Someone With An Eating Disorder

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When it comes to helping a friend or loved one struggling with an eating disorder, it can be difficult to find the right words. You often struggle to find phrases or gestures that show you care without coming off as judgmental or nagging, but it can sometimes feel like walking a verbal tightrope.

The good news is you shouldn’t have to worry so much about what to say when supporting someone coping with an eating disorder. If you genuinely care about them, there is little more you need to do than express that care and support.

However, there are still a few phrases that are best to avoid. Caitlyn Flynn recently discussed some things that you don’t want to ever say to someone who has experienced an eating disorder. Most of them seem like common sense, but unfortunately most people who have lived with an eating disorder will tell you they’ve heard all of them before.

Find out exactly what phrases and sayings you should avoid in Flynn’s article for Bustle, here. If you’d like additional help finding the best way to support a friend of loved one with an eating disorder, give us a call at 888-298-4673. We can help you learn how to best support someone with an eating disorder and see if treatment may be the best option for them.

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