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Hi This is Blue-Lagoon in Florida, USA.

I am not sure how to start a new thread.  

I hope my post is not considered inappropriate because it is in the wrong place. If so, I deeply apologize.  

Meistev UK used a technique I never heard of:  motivational interviewing.

"but then reframed everything, used a 'motivational interviewing' technique of looking at the positives"

Can you say or share more about this technique as it relates to communicating with someone with an ED?

I understand people with ED's tend to fly into rages, defiance, anger.  Their fight and flight reflex is on double-duty and they can get overly emotional.

I struggle with how to react to their temper tantrums and denials.

I think i need to try something similiar motivational interviewing.  It sounds productive.

LOVE AND HUGS to those who still suffer.

Hi Blue_Lagoon, & welcome to the forum.  I have started a new thread for you and any questions you may have.  To start a new thread or topic, click on the orange box at the top right corner which says 'New Topic'.

It is good to not only hope to be successful, but to expect it and accept it--Maya Angelou