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Hi,

I’m just wondering if there are any support groups for family members of people who have had surgery? My partner has had a gastric sleeve and it’s triggered issues around eating for me and how i view food. i can’t bring myself to consume more than 400cals a day and i’m starting to lose my hair as it’s been 4 months. I can’t talk to my partner cause i don’t want them to feel like it’s their fault and they need the support not me.

Is it normal for loved ones or family members or partners to struggle like this? I just don’t feel like i have anyone to talk to who will understand

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I suggest maybe a psychologist. There are support groups but typically from what i have seen its for the patients tho in my support group which is monthly the persons significant other sometimes joins in as well.

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Even though you did not have surgery it sounds like you may have a form of eating disorder. Any theralpist that specializes in disordered eating should be able to help.

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