Eating Habit Disputes Can Cause Relationship Rifts

Have you ever been irritated when your significant other takes food from your plate?nnOr maybe you’re a healthy eater and your partner is a junk food junkie.nnWhatever it is, most of us have some sort of conflict in our relationship over food.nnSo what do you do when the fights heat up?nnLicensed Professional Counselor Holly Webb specializes in eating disorders and says she sees couples fight over food on a regular basis.nn”What can happen is it can cause some severe disagreements between couples, and what they need to be able to do is find ways to understand exactly what the problem is,” Webb says.nnShe says after you have identified the problem, find ways to try and empathize with the other person.nn”If we can empathize with the other person and help to have some understanding why they do things they do, it’s going to be much easier to come up with a resolution to the conflict.nnFor most couples the conflicts are manageable, particularly with a sense of humor, but Webb says for people who carry around serious baggage when it comes to food, it can be a make or break issue in their relationship.nnShe says of one or both people in a relationship suffer from emotional eating or some other eating disorder, professional counseling may be the only way to get beyond the conflicts it can cause.



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