Written by: Emily, the sister and supporter of Morgan (founder of Unpolished), co-director, and logistical mind behind Unpolished Journey.
Standing by someone who suffers from an eating disorder is not an easy task. It’s not easy to watch a loved one look in the mirror and be disgusted with their reflection. It’s not easy to see a sister fail to realize her worth. It’s not easy to watch a friend put themselves in an unhealthy relationship because they feel that’s all they deserve. It’s just not.
Over the course of the past few years, I’ve watched my own sister battle an eating disorder. I’ve seen her at her lowest of lows, and I’ve seen her at her highest of highs. In light of all of these experiences, I figured I would take the time to share the most valuable lessons I’ve learned over these past few years when standing by someone with an eating disorder.