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Military Life

140 EpisodesProduced by Beck RaynerWebsite

Welcome to the Military Life Podcast- a podcast telling the stories of everyday Australian Military partners.Listen in to hear from others who are living this military life (Defence Life), juggling all the things on the daily, just like you and I. Let's connect and support each other by telling our … read more


128.A Fast Tracked Relationship, Unexpected Career Crisis and Managing an Eating Disorder

Just as a warning-There is some discussion of eating disorders, relapse, disordered eating and the management of an eating disorder in this episode of the Military Life podcast.

If anything comes up for you or you know of someone in need of support call the Butterfly Foundation on 1800 334 673 or access free support via ADF Veteran and Family Mental Health service Open Arms on 1800 011 046.


In this week's podcast episode, I talk to Defence Partner Trish about fast-tracking relationship milestones, an unexpected career crisis and managing an eating disorder.

Trish and I also talk about;

  • Not having any expectations when it came to Defence Life
  • Going into Defence Life with the understanding there would be challenges
  • Her decision to stay in location and do long-distance or move in together
  • Moving from a city to a regional location and the positives and negatives
  • Trying to figure out how to make friends in a new place while working from home
  • The interesting career opportunities she was able to pursue in her new location
  • Why she focused on her values and figuring out what type of life she wanted to live
  • Making sure she and her partner have interests outside of Defence and their relationship
  • Being diagnosed with an eating disorder and the support team that helps her manage it
  • How uncertainty and change that comes with Defence life impact the management of her eating disorder
  • The shame she felt when she had a relapse and needed to call on her support network
  • How hard it is to move frequently and connect with face-to-face health support
  • The pressure she feels to overcome her eating disorder so that it is “under control”
  • Advice for others wanting to take the step to seek help and support


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