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how can i ask for helo? - April 11th 2010, 03:58 AM

ok so
im bulimic and i really think i want to ask for help and really get rid of this.
im becomeing more and more weak as the days go on and i dont know how im going to do this anymore.
the only adult figure i feel i can go to is my dad and his gf
his gf has had an ED to so she will be understanding
but i only want them to know
i dont want anyone else to know
id like to go to counciling or something
but im not sure what to expect or anything
how do i tell them?
how doi come out and say these things without loseing controll and freaking out
im realy shy and i dont like to talk to people so this is gana be hard for me but i want to change and i know i have said this alot but i think this time its real
i just dont know how to ask for help
how do i aproach the situation?
do i just come out and say it?
please helo me out
thanks so much
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Re: how can i ask for helo? - April 11th 2010, 06:56 AM

Hey Haley! Im sorry to hear about that, its not nice But it's good you want to do something about it. I admire you If you are really close to your dad's girlfriend, you could just explain to her exactly what you've explained on here! You could always tell your dad, as he is your dad, but if you would be more comfortable talking to someone who already has an eating disorder, then go ahead and tell her. She may be able to talk to your dad for you, or help you tell your dad, when you are all sitting down together. Make it clear to them you dont want any family friends to know, that is totaly fair and they should understand.
I don't think you will freak out while telling them if there is no tension between you when you are telling him, and all is calm, everything will be okay
Sorry if I have not really answered your question, its hard to know how to ask for help, but you will feel good afterwards!
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Re: how can i ask for helo? - April 11th 2010, 07:23 AM

It can be really hard to admit to a problem like this. But the fact that you want help is the first step in recovering. And there are many ways that you can go about asking for help. You could go to your dad's girlfriend and just tell her, if you feel brave enough to do that. If not, you could print out your post here and leave it somewhere for your dad or his girlfriend to find. And not that I would recommend it, but if nothing else works, you could just stop trying to hide your eating disorder, so your dad/his girlfriend realise themselves?

I've never had counselling, so I'm not sure what you would expect either. But you could always use HelpLink to ask someone what you might expect if you're worried about that.

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