For others, being in control of what they eat can play a vital role in feeling in control during an out of control situation, and can spiral into an eating disorder. For others, overeating can be a means of coping with the emotions of being a survivor, or can be a way to feel as though they are protected against future abuse; this is especially true for those who had their appearance blamed for rape or abuse.
This week's questions are:
- Is your relationship with food healthy?
- How has the rape or abuse you survived changed or affected your relationship with food?
- Do you have any insight or advice for those who are struggling to have a healthy relationship with food?