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Binge Eating Disorder (BED) Personal Stories – Heather

For many people suffering from binge eating disorder (BED), it can feel isolating, like there is no one to talk to and that no one that truly understands what you are going through. It can also feel like there is no way out and like you will never get to a happy and peaceful place. We’re here to tell you that it is possible to break through and make a positive change. Below is a story of one of our patients and her journey.

Note: names and images are for illustrative purposes.

Heather was raised by a very critical mother who seemed to try to catch her doing things wrong. This was painful, and Heather grew up learning to cover up problems or lie to avoid conflict. Heather didn’t know this when she came for binge eating disorder treatment but discovered it along the way. Heather learned that her feelings and opinions were important and that she needed to say them and not cover them up, even if it created conflict with her spouse.

Over time, Heather and her spouse grew closer as they understood each other better and their honesty improved. This reduced Heather’s stress considerably, and she stopped binge eating and overeating within about 6 months. Heather was initially very skeptical of the program but became its biggest supporter, noting frequently to the Skills Group and her therapist, that it “changed my life. I love my life now. Our kids are seeing a marriage that works. I would still be miserable and probably divorced if I hadn’t learned DBT skills.”

Learn more about our Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder Program here.

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