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talking abt it.. - January 6th 2009, 06:43 AM

somehow.. i find it easier to talk about SI and my sexual abuse experiences.. but i just can't find it in me to talk about being bulimic..
and now. i think it's still the main thing killing me.. maybe that's why..
idk.. how do you manage to talk about your eating disorders?
even though i'm affected by society's perception of beauty and stuff, it's like... i eat and throw up just coz i feel terrible.. not just about appearance and stuff.. idk.. is it normal to feel like you just don't want ppl to judge that you're superficial when you say you've an eating disorder?
it hurts.. it really hurts..
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January 6th 2009, 06:52 AM

I totally understand how you feel with this, I'm a struggling-to-recover anorexic(and bulemic ). When I talk about it, its more of wanting help for this disease because I'm not so sure I want to die yet. Or, it's because people ask prying questions about it and I eventually just be horribly brutal about it and cut it to the straight facts.

It is normal that you don't want people to jude you, because, in the end all you want to do is fit in and feel normal.

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January 6th 2009, 06:59 AM

I find that the best way to talk about things is to do it bluntly. Are you wanting to bring it up, or are you find people are bringing it up in front of you? If it's too hard to talk about it, try to draw all the emotion away from it, and (this will sound strange) try not to think about it while you talk about it.

It's understandable that you don't want people to think you're superficial for saying you have an eating disorder.
Is it because you don't justify what you do as an eating disorder, or are you just worried about their general perception of you?

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January 6th 2009, 10:19 AM

Talking about eating disorders is one of the most difficult and hard things to do. There are so many different perceptions of eating disorders and a lot of people do have different views and thoughts about them and you don't really know what the reaction of someone is going to be until it happens and you've spoken to them, when it's too late. That's why if you manage to find that courage inside you finding someone you trust is really important. You have to have that trust there, you need to know that the person you're speaking to is going to take you seriously and that they are going to support you as much as they can.

It's tough to know who to place your trust in especially if you've been let down in the past, but something to think about here is maybe ringing a helpline? People on the other end of the phone aren't going to offer a negative reaction, they will have heard all these things before, you can know for certain that they are going to offer you help and that they will be kind and sensitive towards you. They will have been trained in specific fields like this one and it could be really good practise to try and learn how to speak your feelings aloud, do you think you could try something like that?

I hope you can try something like that out because if we can help you make tiny steps to talking out about your problems I promise you it'll be so beneficial to you, it'll make a difference, good luck and keep us updated! <3
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January 6th 2009, 10:41 PM

Slade, thanks. (: sigh.. i do really want to fit in.. but somehow i think i'll never be able to.
Lee, i think it's both in a sense.. ppl don't know how to bring it up with me, and i don't know how to tell them about it.. in the end, i just conclude that there's no need to, because they wouldn't understand anyway... and it's like... and many ppl i know would joke about EDs. they would talk behind my back, i know it..
Jess, my counsellor ditched me twice.. meaning she cancelled my appointment twice without telling me. i can't trust her.. and i don't know where else i can turn to. i don't think i can trust anyone else.. :cry: i'm just afraid to be hurt again...
ya maybe i should try helplines and such.. somehow i just can't seem to be able to say what i feel.. writing is hard.. but voicing it is almost impossible for me. idk.. i'll try..

i don't know how much more i can take..

anyway thanks guys.. you rock. (:

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