Health Tip: Talking to a Loved One About
(HealthDay News) -- If you suspect that a loved one is anorexic,
the topic can be difficult to discuss.
Womenshealth.gov offers these suggestions for approaching a
loved one about anorexia:
- Schedule time to talk privately, when neither of you will be
- Express your concern about your loved one's eating habits.
- Suggest that your loved one speak with a professional.
- Don't force your opinion or recommendations; just offer your
- Avoid blaming or shaming your loved one, and focus instead on
- Recognize that treatment is more complicated than simply
starting to eat regularly again.
- Assure your loved one that you will always be there to listen
and offer support.
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