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Telling my parents.. - December 27th 2012, 10:12 PM

If you ask anyone, and I mean ANYONE, they will say I am the happiest most outgoing and silly person they know. I've never been one to talk about my problems because I guess I just feel uncomfortable and I feel like I'd just burst out crying. But now some of my friends are threatening to tell my parents if I don't tell them or a counselor about my eating problems. I skip meals whenever I can, I try to keep busy with my friends so that I don't eat and I feel awful when I'm by myself, I feel like everyone else is soo much happier than me all the time. I just feel like I'd be happier if I was smaller. I'm 5'8 with fairly big bones.. so I guess I'll never be as small as I want to be. I know I'm not overly fat but I just want to be smaller. I want that number on the scale to decrease and I just feel like it isn't happening fast enough. I've already lost some weight but it isn't very noticeable yet. I've considered throwing up after I ate a burger and I was down on my knees in the bathroom about ready too.. but I just keep telling myself that I will next time. I want to tel my parents and I want to get help but I feel like they wouldn't understand. I'm so ashamed of what I've done to myself but I don't want to stop because I don't want to get bigger. And I don't want to be forced to eat more.. I'll just be more irritable. Any advice on how to tell my parents? Would they just make me eat more? I don't want that. I just want some support in this.
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Re: Telling my parents.. - December 28th 2012, 08:16 PM

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Re: Telling my parents.. - December 28th 2012, 08:20 PM

I think you should just talk to your parents..getting help will be hard, yes but in the end it will be well worth it!
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Re: Telling my parents.. - December 29th 2012, 03:55 AM

Cassie, the fact that you're even thinking about telling your parents is incredible! That takes so much courage and you should definitely be proud of yourself for wanting to take that initiative. Honestly, I think it's a really good idea for you to open up to them about your eating disorder. Your friends only want to tell them because they care about you. It's time for you to start caring about yourself.

It's totally understandable that you're worried about how this conversation is going to go. It's definitely a tricky one and one that you should probably try to plan out before having. Let your parents know that you don't like the path that you're going down in terms of your eating habits and that you would really appreciate their support. Perhaps you could let them know what has led you to restrict your eating and share your fear of gaining weight with them. The more honest you are with them, the more they will be able to understand where you are coming from. Perhaps you can come up with some sort of a diet or exercise plan with them. After all, there are plenty of healthier ways to lose weight without starving or binging. I'm sure you can figure something out that will make you happy while you get the support that you need.

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