People want to be accepted and liked by those around them, and especially in a relationship. We often feel like we need to find common ground or integrate ourselves with the lives of others, and therefore, often times, who we spend time with, is who we will be more likely to be similar to. If the relationships we have grow apart, it makes us feel sadness, and that often times brings about the binge eating as a coping mechanism for this depression we’re experiencing.
Even though by default this is how most people behave, it doesn’t have to be. We want to make people around us happy, and we don’t want to be the oddball in the room, we want to fit in, but it can’t be at the expense of what’s important to us, our own health and wellness.
I suggest finding like-minded people to spend time with, this will help keep you on the right track and keep you setup for a new lifestyle.