Linking food to emotions
Saying things like, “You don’t eat this anymore? But this is the food we fell in love over! We had it on our first date!” or “We always eat this food during this holiday together” or “This is our comfort food. I’m supposed to eat it alone now?” isn’t helpful. Food does not need to be linked to feelings. You can have bonding experiences, regardless of the food you’re eating. So don’t make your partner fear that you can’t.