Family, Self

Body Image: Help! My Skinny Friend Thinks She's Fat

Welcome to YourTango Experts 7-day intensive event, Love Your Body: Day 5! Today is all about how to support a friend with bad body image. Let's get started!

If you have a friend whose physique you envy, but all she seems to do is talk badly about her body, it can be pretty tempting to shake her and scream "What's wrong with you?!" Unfortunately, we all know, that's unlikely to help.

In this video, therapist, health coach and YourTango Expert Kris Henderson offers her best advice about how to be supportive to your friend who suffers from low self-esteem.

"I have two suggestions for you," says Kris. "First of all, share your feelings with her and let her know how her comments make you feel." In any friendship, it's important to be honest, and this may be just the reality check your friend needs.

Want to know what else Kris says to do? Check out the video above and find out!