So what can you do if you are facing a similar situation at home? “If someone is going to make progress, it is important to confront their family and friends about what support really means,” says Cymbeline Smith, a certified marriage and family therapist.
Smith recommends first attempting to understand why that your support person is being anything but and trying to reframe the way you interact with these men and women that are allegedly on your side. Step one? Take discussions about weight off the table.
“Start from ground zero: no body remarks allowed,” she says.
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