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64 Walking Through an Addiction with Your Partner

64 Walking Through an Addiction with Your Partner

Update: 2021-05-05


This month on Couple Things, we are going to talk about topics that highlight Mental Health Awareness Month.

This week, we are talking about eating disorders, addiction, and walking through those things with a partner. Shawn talks about her story and struggles with her mental health and how she and Andrew walk through them together.

Here are a few topics that we cover:

  • Shawn's story

  • A turning point

  • Bringing an addiction into a relationship

  • The day to day with an eating disorder

  • Andrew and Shawn's first date

  • When Shawn started to get help

  • Understanding the core person that you're in a relationship with

  • Shawn's view of mental health

  • Trying to understand the addiction as the partner

  • Is addiction nature vs nurture?

  • Shawn facing it in the spotlight

  • How gymnastics is judged

  • Shawn's healing journey

  • The first time Shawn told Andrew

  • How you can walk with your partner through mental health struggles

  • Asking for help

  • How Shawn's addictions changed

  • Athletes and mental illness

  • Who should go to therapy?

If you are struggling with anything or want to talk to a therapist, please find the help that you need. Here are a few places to start:

Online Therapy with Betterhelp ▶

Eating Disorder Helpline ▶

More resources with To Write Love on Her Arms ▶

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64 Walking Through an Addiction with Your Partner

64 Walking Through an Addiction with Your Partner

Shawn Johnson + Andrew East