“I’ve had an eating disorder since I was 12. It started out as just restriction, but now, whenever I’m sad, or stressed, or hurt, or bored, or alone, or in some kind of pain, I turn to food. But I lose control and feel guilty. So I purge. It’s an endless cycle and my family is watching me go through this. I know It bothers them and causes tension. And it feels shameful because it’s such a misunderstood disease. It’s hard when your only comfort is your destruction. So when I got this card, I realized that it’s important for me to make a promise to myself that I can make it through at least a day without bulimia’s endless cycle of pain to guilt. Maybe I’ll eventually kick the disease.”
The person who sent this message asked to remain anonymous.
Share if you know someone who has struggled through an eating disorder. It is an incredibly difficult fight. One day at a time.