Tag: eating disorder

Something’s wrong: My friend has lost so much weight

Published: May 15, 2017 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

A young teen wonders how to help her friend whom she thinks has an eating disorder.

Read More

Friendships after recovering from an eating disorder

Published: August 3, 2015 | Last Updated: August 6, 2015 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

A teen’s friend dumps her after she recovers from an eating disorder, leaving her confused about what happened.

Read More

Can parents be substitute friends?

Published: November 11, 2011 | Last Updated: November 11, 2011 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

Parents can’t replace teen friendships but they can help fill lonely hours   QUESTION Hello Irene,  Over the years my daughter has struggled with social issues and having friends. Like many of the stories I read, our daughter is beautiful, athletic, top grades, straight (no drinking or smoking), good at conversations etc. etc.  Yet, her […]

Read More

Guest Post – Finding friendship and courage in Verona

Published: December 10, 2010 | Last Updated: December 11, 2010 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

by Maria Rainier   Since developing anorexia and bulimia as a freshman in college, I’ve found it very difficult to make, never mind maintain, close friendships with women. I began recovering from my disorders halfway through college, literally two months before I was scheduled to study abroad for a semester. I should have gone into […]

Read More

Making Friends: When Should I Disclose My Emotional Baggage?

Published: September 12, 2010 | Last Updated: March 1, 2024 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

When you bring emotional baggage to a friendship, how do you handle disclosing your backstory?

Read More

Contending with the Food Police

Published: May 20, 2010 | Last Updated: May 21, 2010 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, What can you say to buddies in this situation to get them off your back: You go to a restaurant. They order burgers and fries. You order a salad. They mock you and proceed with comments like "That’s not real food. Why do you always get a salad? Are you trying to […]

Read More