have you ever had a family therapy? did it help to get a better family relationship?
No i havent. Though i was going to start this family treatment centre where not only i was an inpatient but my mum and sister as well. The hospital believed that it was my mum's fault that i had an eating disorder, that she had done something wrong and that i was like a child, incapable of making decisions and there was no point in listening to me at all. It's safe to say that neither myself nor my mum liked that form of treatment - though I was nearly forced to go there (as i wasn't allowed to go to Mando anymore, i was in severe need of treatment and wasnt allowed home, and there was no other treatment centre in Stockholm).
I dont personally believe the family 'treatment' method works, but with family therapy.... it can work. But it depends on the family, i don't think it is for everyone.... but can be an opportunity for the sick person to help their family understand what they are going through, whats in their mind.. have a therapist who can support them and also help the parents during the tough time. Because it is tough for the parents as well. It can definitely be something positive and something that brings the family closer when you talk about your problems and try to solve the problems instead of standing and screaming at each other. But it is very individual and it might work for some families, might not for others... but if your family are willing it can be a good idea!! If it doesnt work, then it's just to try something different or try individual therapy.