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          Circle of Support Dos and Don’ts

          December 01, 2003

          Key #7, circle of support, is the hardest key because you can’t do it yourself, and you can’t control others. Here’s what Dr. Phil suggests for how to support — and make sure you don’t sabotage — a loved one.

          DOs

          • Remind me how much you care.

          • Trust in me.
          • Give me positive feedback.
          • Honor my behavior and actions.
          • Be patient with me.

          • Be honest about your feelings.
          • Laugh with me.
          • DONTs

          • Sabotage me with tempting foods.
          • Make fun of my program.
          • Make threats of separation.
          • Downplay the importance of my health.
          • Be threatened.
          • Call me names.
          • Put yourself down.
            For more on Key #7, circle of support, read The Ultimate Weight Solution: The 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom.

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