Food is a lovely way to share love and experience. From pizza night to Grandma’s potato latkes to chicken soup when someone is sick, food is so often an expression of family culture. It can also present challenges when couples have different eating styles. Often an unhealthy relationship with food develops collectively–a slipping of habits over time. We help couples be honest about the habits they’ve perhaps developed together that are unhealthy.
With the best of intentions, couples often refrain from talking about diet, gaining weight or bodies changing. Or when they do, their partner finds this hurtful. As a result, meaningful experiences–like changes in weight–aren’t able to be lovingly shared between partners and the desire to make changes in order to lose weight or have a healthier relationship with food don’t get the airtime they need. We work to help couples find ways of respectfully discussing these issues while attending to each partner’s particular insecurities.