Full Plate Podcast | Ditch diet culture, respect your body, and set boundaries | Episode 35: Addiction, Sobriety, and Disordered Eating: An Interview with Abbie & Her Husband

Episode #35: Addiction, Sobriety, and Disordered Eating: An Interview With Abbie & Her Husband

It’s a husband episode! Abbie and her husband Jeb are interviewed about how they have navigated, and continue to navigate, their relationship with Jeb being a recovering addict and Abbie having recovered from an eating disorder.

This episode is full of helpful thoughts and tips for anyone who is in a relationship or friendship where mental health is central to the partnership (so, all of us!).

We discuss:

  • Jeb’s story with addiction and how he got sober
  • How Abbie and Jeb met and what dating looked like
  • How they support one another when they have very different personalities
  • What they have learned from each other about mental health
  • The similarities and differences between addiction and eating disorders
  • Genetic factors and environmental factors for both
  • How to approach a friend who is struggling

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In this episode:

  • What’s New with You [4:07]
  • Main Course: [13:55]
  • Introducing Jeb; Abbie’s husband [9:00]
  • Jeb and Abbie’s history [18:25]
  • How Abbie handled the addiction [26:57]
  • Similarities between substance abuse and disordered eating behaviors [37:42]
  • Supporting a spouse with a substance abuse or eating disorder [45:17]
  • Finding spousal support with diet culture [1:01:28]
  • Replacing substance abuse with disordered eating and compulsive exercise [1:12:54]
  • Loving Lately [1:23:48]

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