Today's feature article is about families. Specifically, we talk about how eating disorders affect every member of the family, not just the person who has a problem with food.
Each member of a family has their own unique issues and situations that happen to them. And then, in turn, whatever is going on for them ripples like waves through the rest of the group.
In my own family’s house, there is a lot of transition going on, with our second son heading off to college and a daughter getting used to being the only child at home. It's an adjustment for all of us.
Some of the simplest changes are the most noticeable, for example, it doesn't always make sense to eat at the big dining table when there are just three of us now. So we eat in the kitchen instead. It's cozy, informal and different from what we're used to.
So we're finding our footing on this new path, and getting used to our new roles and routines, and we're doing it together – as a family.