F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum

Welcome to F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum. This is a free service provided for parents of those suffering from eating disorders. It is moderated by kind, experienced, parent caregivers trained to guide you in how to use the forum and how to find resources to help you support your family member. This forum is for parents of patients with all eating disorder diagnoses, all ages, around the world.

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AUSSIEedfamily
So I have not been here for a while as things are realy good for my daughter and our family. I wonder how many dads access this forum and how helpful it has been for them? I know when our D relapsed and I found this place I was able to find fantastic help and advice.
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PleaseEAT
Hi 
glad to hear your d and family going well 
thanks for the update 
I know your d and w will know what an awesome Dad/husband you are for supporting your d to recover and sourcing the forum for info/advice/help or ideas
my h has never been interested in reading anything and pretty much left it to me (he supports the family in other ways I know) but it would of been nice if he got on board
its frustrating as I still have to remind him somedays that his d is still recovering from a serious illness (when he gets annoyed at her)

Anyway good on you! 🙂
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Barberton
Hi ED Dad,

I think the answer to your question may sadly be as they say down here in Australia, "Like bee's knees". I suspect that this is not because dads don't want to support their children but rather it is a gendered response that this sort of role is best played by a mother. Every family is different and every member of that family will have their strengths and weaknesses. 

I think it is terrific that you found your way here (you know what I mean) and had the curiosity to seek out information. I wish my own husband would do that. Like PleaseEAT, my husband supports us in other ways. Recovery is my job. I'm curious, why do you ask?

Barberton
D fell down the rabbit hole of AN at age 11 after difficulty swallowing followed by rapid weight loss. Progressing well through recovery, but still climbing our way out of the hole.
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PurpleRain
My husband does not post, but he gets FEAST newsletter and I sometimes send him specific posts that I feel are especially relevant for us. He finds it very useful. He leaves the research to me but would read what I send him. He is really supportive and we have always been in the same page, luckily.
13 yo d started to eat "healthy" September 2018, she had a growth spurt a bit later, followed by tummy bug. She started restricting breakfast and school lunch in January 2019 (that we know). We succesfully refed at home.
I have found inner strenght, patience and compassion that I did not know I had.
Never retreat, never surrender
keep feeding
 
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nxk0707
In our household, I am the ED specialist and post here a few lines down under "just starting out" with my daughter with purging disorder.  I have found this forum invaluable for support and information.  In fact, I will be posting there soon with some more questions for the group.
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