By Their Side: A Resource for Caretakers and Loved Ones Facing an Eating Disorder

This book provides an excellent overview of what loved ones need to know about caring for someone who has an eating disorder. Written by a collection of families, friends, and healed advocates, it includes stories of what it's like to love someone who has an eating disorder as well as helpful information about eating disorders and treatment options. My favorite thing about this book is that it doesn't avoid the fact that loving someone who has an eating disorder requires effort, not just to work on their recovery, but to also recognize the impact of family systems and to be introspective about how a parent's own behavior may impact a child's eating disorder and recovery.

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