Are Your Friends Undermining Your Recovery? 6 Things To Do!

Fill the inside and the outside will glow...

Fill the inside and the outside will glow…

So you’ve been working hard for 3 months, 6, a year and your eating disorder is quiet. You’re doing well! At the same time your friends are struggling with their own issues, eating disorder, anxiety, depression, body image issues. And to make it worst, all they want to do is talk about it! They are probably not in their best selves right now. Spiraling and talking more than trying to center themselves and work on their recovery.

Unfortunately, you’re getting triggered! You’ve worked so hard on your own recovery and you’re in a good place right now. You fear you may slip back if you hang out with these friends. You feel conflicted because you want to reciprocate their support but you just can’t without risking your own recovery.

Sometimes we have to make tough choices. The great part however, is that we get to choose.

Read on to learn 6 things you can do if you find yourself in this triggering situation>>>

For more on triggering read>>>

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About ilissa

Ilissa Banhazl is a licensed marriage and family psychotherapist, former grade school teacher and holds a masters degree in reading. She has a private practice in Glendora, CA and lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three children. She specializes in adult, adolescent, individual, couple, and family relationship counseling as well as eating disorder treatment and recovery. She facilitates a Women’s Support Group in Glendora as well as a Women’s Disordered Eating & Body Image Group. Ilissa authors 3 therapy blogs, Marriage and Family, Eating Disorders and Group Therapy. You can follow her at FB and Twitter. www.ilissabanhazlmft.com, www.eatingdisordersgroup.com
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