Tag Archives: anorexia

“I’m 18 and having an affair with my married ex-teacher. It’s ruining my life.” Proper Advice from a Psychoanalytic Perspective

“I feel I’ve reached breaking point and cannot go on. I’m 18 and, over the summer, became embroiled in an affair with a much older man, who was once my teacher. We developed a close friendship at school, but it … Continue reading

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“My anorexic, drug-addicted mum is dying. Should I step in and save her?” Proper Advice from a Psychoanalytic Viewpoint

My mum is 56 and she’s been running away from her demons all her life. She’s an alcoholic anorexic and smokes marijuana daily. It’s always been disruptive to the family and I, the youngest, have always been the mother figure … Continue reading

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High heels and diet? The western foot binding and FGM.

Thank God we live in the lovely civilized western world where we can look at photos of Victoria Beckham, emaciated, scowling in pain at the nightmarish shoes she staggers around in – though mainly she remains motionless (apparently), one leg … Continue reading

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