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Re: Talking about weight in therapy Daisym

Posted by raisinb on May 10, 2008, at 16:32:26

In reply to Talking about weight in therapy, posted by Daisym on May 10, 2008, at 1:16:05

Weight is a very, very hard topic.

I have been having the opposite problem in the last few months. I lost a lot of weight from depression and illness. One of the things that was most upsetting to me was that people would constantly comment on it. Friends told me I needed to gain that weight back, I looked too thin. One even said it made me look older and I should eat more--these are people who would never dream of commenting on someone's weight gain (at least I think so). They don't understand that it is not that simple when your emotions work the way mine do. I was always okay with my appearance but all this stuff made me think I looked disgusting and people were secretly thinking it.

My therapist never mentioned it, but she nodded vigorously when I brought it up. I almost never talk about my appearance at all in therapy. Neither does she. It was hard.


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