New PDF release: Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from
By Jenni Schaefer
A different new method of treating consuming problems 8 million ladies within the usa be afflicted by anorexia nervosa and/or bulimia. For those girls, the line to restoration is a rocky one. Many succumb to their consuming issues. lifestyles with out Ed bargains wish to all those that be afflicted by those usually lethal problems. For years, writer Jennifer Schaefer lived with either anorexia and bulimia. She credit her winning restoration to the approach she discovered from her psychologist, Thom Rutledge. This groundbreaking publication illustrates Rutledge's process. As within the author's case, readers are inspired to think about an consuming affliction as though it have been a unique being with a character of its personal. additional, they're inspired to regard the disease as a courting instead of as a . Schaefer named her consuming sickness Ed; her restoration concerned "breaking up" with Ed stocks the issues of view of either sufferer and therapist during this method of therapy is helping humans see the illness as a dating from which they could distance themselves thoughts to defeat destructive strategies that plague consuming illness sufferers Prescriptive, supportive, and inspirational, lifestyles with out Ed exhibits readers how they can also conquer their consuming problems.
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Additional info for Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too
That made a total of five of us on that elevator. Yes, I did say five. Ed was also along for the ride. As soon as the elevator doors shut and we headed up, Ed whispered in my ear, “Congratulations, Jenni. You are the thinnest person on this elevator. ” The elevator stopped at floor three, and a very petite woman stepped inside. Ed immediately said, “Jenni, that woman is thinner than you. You are so large. ” From the ground floor to level three, I felt as if I had gained twenty or thirty pounds.
After living with the reality of Ed’s lies for long enough, after becoming extremely frustrated and depressed, and after hitting rock bottom, I finally wanted to let go of Ed forever. I wanted to make a wholehearted commitment to separate from him, so I wrote my declaration of independence from Ed. I modeled my declaration after the United States Declaration of Independence, and surprisingly, I found that I did not have to change too many words. It seems that in those days England was just as big of a tyrant to the American colonies as Ed is to me today.
I did not want anyone to know that I was not perfect. I thought that I was weak if I could not solve my “little” problem on my own. After all, I had done everything else in my life on my own. Why should this be any different? So I went to the bookstore and bought every book that I could find on eating disorders. I did research on the Internet and learned all kinds of interesting facts and statistics. I was sure that I could save myself. I was wrong. I did not even come close to changing my eating disorder behaviors on my own.