Has anyone out there been in intensive rehab for an ED more than five times in ten years?!? All top notch clinics. Most recently at UCSD twice in two years.
The individual, who is now 26, seems to think it is okay for his family to fully support him each and every time, which they feel they are obliged to do, however he gives nothing in return. Each time, he lets his health slip to the point of hospitalization prior to checking himself in, however that is after his social life with his girlfriend (who also had an ED) runs wild and care free, travels all over the world, works minimally with part time dead end jobs(although a college grad he continually claims his ED is holding him back), does not follow up with the clinics or counselors afterwards, and within a year....this behavior is repeated!!! He blames everyone and everything with this pattern and behavior but himself.
His parents never hold him accountable because of the scare tactics and threats he uses, always blaming his ED. They are afraid of losing him.
How are the ED Clinics not finding this alarming, and allowing this to happen time and time again??? At this point, I often question the professionalism of many of the ED care providers.
Would appreciate any feedback, or similar situations.