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Relationships Replace Eating Disorders

Posted Jan 01 2009 12:00am

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.

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