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I have never been married, but I am happily divorced. Ed and I lived together for more than twenty years. He was abusive, controlling, and never hesitated to tell me what he thought, how I was doing it wrong, and what I should be doing instead. . . . Ed is not a high school sweetheart. Ed is not some creep that I started dating in college. . . . Ed's name comes from the initials E.D.--as in eating disorder. Ed is my eating disorder.
--from the Introduction
Jenni had been in an abusive relationship with Ed for far too long. He controlled Jenni's life, distorted her self-image, and tried to physically harm her throughout their long affair. Then Jenni met psychotherapist and author Thom Rutledge. He taught her how to treat her eating disorder as a relationship, not a condition. By thinking of her eating disorder as a unique personality separate from her own, Jenni was able to break up with Ed once and for all.
Inspiring, compassionate, and filled with practical exercises to help you break up with your own personal E.D., Life Without Ed provides new hope for the disorders that plague millions of women and young girls. Beginning with Jenni's "divorce" from Ed, this supportive, lifesaving book combines a patient's insights and experiences with a therapist's prescriptions for success to help you live a healthier, happier life without Ed.
This book changed my life. I am not usually a reader however I am happy to say with the help of this book and my family I was able to stop my food behaviors. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Kristin Wolfe
Acting like your E.D. is another Person I find quite ridiculous. Next thing you know is you're in therapy for split personality disorder! Your E.D. is NOT another Person. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Diana
Life changing book! It was amazing to read that someone else went through the same exact thing as I have. I'm reading Jenni's 2nd book now. (:Published 18 days ago by janine426
I'm sure this book would be great for many people, but it wasn't what I expected. I was referred to this book from a site for compulsive overeaters, which said it was a great book... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Slippers
Great way to look at this disease. I enjoyed reading it very much and think if you have ANY eating disorder, this book can make a difference.Published 28 days ago by Chaser
I think that this book is very inspiring to all teens and anyone who has read this book. This book was very moving because it is very sad what some people go through just to please... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ashraf M Shammet
As a recently diagnosed eating disordered person, I found Jenni's writing very informative as well as inspirational. Read morePublished 1 month ago by digtheearth
Jenni personifies her eating disorder as an abusive husband and includes several other personalities. To be honest her book was a bit eerie. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Drew