By Tracy Narins Welchoff, Ph.D.
Having someone you care about struggling with an eating disorder is understandably upsetting. It can also be confusing, leaving you feeling like everything you say or do is somehow “wrong”. Although this is certainly not the case, the constant, high level of anxiety that comes with an eating disorder can make for some tricky situations. Although it would be impossible to provide a complete list of ways to be supportive, here is a place to start.