Trigger warning: Disordered eating
The world would be a wonderful place if no one felt judged for the way they look and everyone accepted and loved themselves—but sadly, that is not the case. Very few of us have body positivity from an early age, but most struggle with it at some point in their lives. Some more than others.
It is often the case that people who struggle with body image issues may also have eating disorders, because I did. When it comes to people with a struggle with body image issues, it is important to remember that it might affect what they wear, eat, and feel and how they interact with others.
It can be challenging to reach out to someone who is struggling with body image, but it is important to be sensitive and acknowledge that it is challenging for them. Try to recognize when someone is struggling without making assumptions. Someone struggling with body image can be thin, curvy, athletic, etc.
Here is how you can love someone who struggles with their body image.