Title: Loving Someone with an Eating Disorder: Understanding, Supporting, and Connecting with Your Partner
Author: Dana Harron
Dana Harron is opening the door and hoping people realize that eating disorders are not a teenage issue an in fact it can be the source of great misunderstanding in all types of relationships from young to someone in their 70's
This is a short self help book but covers the topic well from teenagers to married couples who struggle with their communication. This is a great start to finding and understanding those around you and how you talk to, behave around someone with a Eating Disorder. Whether it is over eating or Under eating.
The author spend a little too much time covering topics that really didn't needed to be covered or she should have made the book longer.
This book will help start a dialogue with the people who are struggling with a eating disorder and for the readers to best understand how to support them not assume what a eating disorder is or is not.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of Sana Harron Loving someone with an eating disorder
(I have been struggling with a Eating Disorder sine I was 12 years old.)
If your loved one is one of millions of Americans who suffers from an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, you may feel alone, without guidance or understanding. As a romantic partner, you need to know how to navigate issues such as parenting, sex and intimacy, and running a household. This book provides that help by addressing your uniquely complex and difficult situation, and provides much-needed support for growth and healing.
In Loving Someone With an Eating Disorder, you’ll find valuable information about eating disorders, diagnostic categories, and common misconceptions. You’ll also learn about the importance of self-care and boundaries for yourself, and find writing and perspective-taking exercises to help you gain a greater understanding of your partner’s struggle. You’ll also learn skills to help you address specific problems, such as managing groceries and meals together, sex and intimacy issues, and concerns about parenting.
Finally, you’ll find a practical discussion about treatment and recovery from disordered eating—making it clear that both you and your partner need healing—as well as information about seeking further support.
Paperback, 176 pages
Expected publication: July 1st 2019 by New Harbinger Publications
About The Author:
Dr. Dana Harron is a practicing psychologist in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington DC. She is the founder and director of Monarch Wellness & Psychotherapy, a boutique practice that specializes in mind/body problems such as eating disorders, anxiety, trauma, fertility issues and depression.
Dr. Harron enjoys working with couples and helping partners individually to understand eating disorders, find healthy boundaries and clarify communications (among other things).
Dr. Harron completed her doctorate at Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, where she was also the honored recipient of the Neubauer community service scholarship and the Empathy and Caring Award.
She completed internships at the Renfrew Center and the Belmont Center, both in Philadelphia.
Since then she has engaged in a wide variety of professional activities ranging from co-leadership of a unit at the state hospital of Delaware to college counseling and eventually to private practice.
She is currently dividing her time between writing, speaking, clinical supervision and direct client work. Dr. Harron has lectured at facilities such as Temple and George Washington University (where she is also serving as associate clinical faculty). She lives in Virginia with her husband and daughter where she is an an avid knitter and hiker, but never at the same time.
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