CBT & E&R Prevention
Advice for Friends/Partners
questions to post to firstname.lastname@example.org
with "website advice" in the subject line.
this section, we will provide advice for those living with victims
of BDD. Most people that know somebody with BDD have no clue as
to what they should say or do to help their loved one. They get
discouraged, feeling like nothing is having any influence. If you
would like to ask any questions, and receive answers from a BDDer
perspective, please email them to email@example.com,
and we'll post them here with our advice.
compare the BDDer to another person or celebrity
with BDD are highly sensitive individuals who equate looks with
their value as a person. Although a comment about the attractiveness
of another person may seem harmless to you, for a person with BDD,
it will be a knife stabbing them through the heart. This comment
could also lead them to form obsessions relating to this wanting
to look like this person. You shouldn't need to always tell a person
with BDD that they are beautiful, as they will start to believe
that appearances really do matter above all else. But also keep
in mind that you shouldn't talk about other people's appearances
as well. The best way to go is to concentrate on other aspects of
personality, and avoid conversing about appearances altogether.