Trauma, Food and Money...oh my.
October 8, 2013 6:43 AM Subscribe
How would one erase or get past a childhood trauma and its effects on one's relationship with food and money?
posted by anonymous to human relations (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Background: I'm a mid-forties, college educated, IT professional, male. I'm married with one child. When I was four, my mother accidently killed herself by taking too much medication to help her migraines. I was in the home at the time with my sister (4 years older) and saw her passed out at the dinner table. She died multiple days later in the hospital when my father removed life support.
Issue: For as long as I can remember, I've had issues involving money and food. I've never learned to eat like an adult. I eat a majority of (what I consider to be) junk food. I also have horrid spending habits. It's as if I HAVE to be always short on cash. I've run credit card debt up and paid it all off multiple times. I've also received large amounts of money from various sources and spent it all and have nothing to show for it.
Both issues are causing a strain on me and my relationships. Thanks for your help! Throwaway email: email@example.com if needed...