This is the premise of Jenni Schaefer’s book Life Without Ed. After years seeking treatment for her eating disorder, Jenni finally found a successful approach when viewing her disorder as an abusive spouse—a man who constantly told her she was fat, she was eating too much, she wasn’t working out enough, she wasn’t trying hard enough, she wasn’t good enough, skinny enough, determined enough, etc.
As an eating disorder survivor, that really resonated with me. I’ve often described my eating disorder in my book as a monster that I constantly caved to and also a voice in my head which was a mean-spirited, venomous, skinny, horrid thing who consistently did what Jenni says her “husband Ed” (a nickname for her eating disorder) did to her.
So, what is Jenni’s best form of advice? Continue reading “Life Without That Abusive Spouse: Review of Jenni Schaefer’s Life Without Ed”