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

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This article was just published, discussing siblings of those with an ED, and includes an anonymous survey, as well as ideas to support siblings and further resources to check out.

This is a quote from the article:
For parents, it is key to hold in mind that siblings may not share how they are doing in order to protect the family from having yet another stressor. This, however, does not mean that huge interventions are desired or needed. Acknowledging how hard it is for the sibling, checking in about their day, planning a one-on-one dog walk with no talk of the eating disorder are all things that can go a very long way. Additionally, providing resources can help siblings know they are not alone and that their feelings and experiences are valid. As one 23-year-old female shared, “having resources about the impact on siblings [would be helpful because] it can feel like I’m being a bit overemotional.”
It is good to not only hope to be successful, but to expect it and accept it--Maya Angelou
thanks sk8r31,
This can really help a lot of people.
When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open.  (Dejan Stojanovic)

Food+more food+time+love+good professional help+ATDT+no exercise+ state not just weight+/- the "right" medicine= healing---> recovery(--->life without ED)