They know the value of friendship

Dating a girl with anorexia

Patience when you take a few steps backward even though you want to go forward. Because of our insecurities we have a desire to be loved. We might have a few crazy fits. So recovery involves breaking down these false beliefs and recognizing that you are worth so much to your friends and family. From my experience, something good comes from all destructive things.

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We want to hear you say these things because our self-esteem may be low. Just like an alcoholic struggles to stop drinking we struggle to stop self-destructive patterns. You could be the one to help us begin to see ourselves as beautiful. Or how humiliating a supervised shower is.

Eating disorders, like other mental illnesses, tell you that everyone hates you. Tell us a story about a time you encountered a commonly held misconception about your mental illness. The first few months were wonderful as we engaged each other in different settings. The more you understand about the way our mind works the better equipped you will be to help us. You are not worth friendship.

Or what it is like to have someone else decide when you can see your own family. Patience with yourself as you try to comprehend why your thoughts are telling you to starve, that you are worthless and that no one could possible tolerate you, let alone love you.

If we were going to stay together there were things he needed to learn about me. They then consume your friends and family, leading you to believe you deserve this isolation.

People recovering from an eating disorder or other mental illness know what it feels like to be hurting on the inside, but hiding behind a smile on the outside. Or what it is like to have a mind so cloudy that you are unable to construct a sentence or concentrate long enough to hold a conversation. Share it with someone you care about. Sometimes jumping into a relationship for the long haul can be hard because we still need some alone time.

We want to hear you