I've been Married twice. My first marriage was to ED. Ed was my eating disorder. My bulimia. Ed was an abusive husband. He called me names, put me down and told me I was no good. After a couple of years I finally managed to gain the strength to tell Ed where to go and that is all thanks to this book (and the support of my amazing 'real' husband).
Saying a book has the ability to change your life is an understatement. THIS BOOK did just that. It helped me see that my bulimia was not the real me. And that I had a choice of how to react to the thoughts and feelings that came up.
And because of this, I don't see Ed anymore but he makes a phone call occasionally to say bad things to me and screw my head up.
Now I just put the phone down on him.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
"Jenni had been in an abusive relationship with Ed for far too long. He controlled Jenni’s life, distorted her self-image, and tried to physically harm her throughout their long affair. Then, in therapy, Jenni learned to treat her eating disorder as a relationship, not a condition. By thinking of her eating disorder as a unique personality separate from her own, Jenni was able to break up with Ed once and for all.
Inspiring, compassionate, and filled with practical exercises to help you break up with your own personal E.D., Life Without Ed provides hope to the millions of people plagued by eating disorders. Beginning with Jenni’s “divorce” from Ed, this supportive, lifesaving book combines a patient’s insights and experiences with a therapist’s prescriptions for success to help you live a healthier, happier life without Ed."