To Treat Eating Disorders, It Sometimes Takes Two
“I always felt really guilty,” she said. “I wanted to do these things for him, but something was just not letting me.”
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Seven months into their marriage, in 2013, she checked herself into the Eating Recovery Center, in Denver, for a three month stay. Mr. Hill did telephone sessions with her and her therapist, and also flew in to do in-person therapy. He also went to support groups with spouses of other patients, along with some patients. They would hold a question and answer period to help spouses deal with their mates. He found it helpful to ask questions that he couldn’t ask his wife, like what factors they felt contributed to her eating disorders, and why she had entered treatment now.