It was great to get to
know some of you better through your comments back to “I Have a Dream of a
World FREE from Eating Disorders”! So for this second post, I
thought I would share a bit more of my own story of how I beat my eating
disorder through harnessing the power of relationships.
And I would love to hear
more about who you lean on for support, how those relationships help you stay
strong in pursuing your recovery goals, and what kinds of relationships you are
still seeking for recovery support!
I first became ill with
anorexia when I was eleven. At seventeen, I developed bulimia as well. By the
time I turned eighteen, my relationship with my eating disorder had become so
demanding that little time remained in my days for relationships with friends,
family, or anyone else. I felt so lonely that I wasn’t sure which would kill me
first–the isolation, or the malnutrition. In truth, I was starting not to care.
Then one day I met the
woman who was to become my first mentor, Annie.