National Eating Disorders Association

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Hi. Thank you for your words of support and encouragement. I told two friends. My dad is not positive about the surgery, he will find out tomorrow. I want to see my therapist twice a week, even if it is just while I am having a difficult time. But she says I am strong enough and she doesn't believe I need to come in more than once a week. That makes me mad but...I have been overly dependent on my therapists all my life and I think her motive is to keep me from that dependency on her. I told her I was not happy. But she said if I needed to call I could. I called yesterday and left the office girls to leave her a message about my dad, I guess she guessed I didn't want a call back, but I did. Otherwise why would I have left her a message?

Anyways, I am glad you are doing well. How is your therapy going? Are you making progress in relation to your father? One Person we have is our Heavenly Father Who will never harm us. Earthly fathers may and do, but our Heavenly Father wants us to curl up in His lap and love on us.

I passed with flying colors my driving evaluation, and drove in the rain for an hour!!!!

I knew I didn't need this test, or evaluation but I did it for my Mom who has given so much to me I felt I could sacrifice a bit for her. My father is elated as he won't have to be my taxi driver anymore!!!

Take care,


Hi Iwanttolive,
Of course! I'm glad you were able to tell two friends what was going on. Were they supportive of you? Such good news about your father being cancer free! Praise God. But yeah that is frustrating about your therapist. I feel like she should be willing to increase your number of appointments if it's what you need in this season. I can see how she might be trying to prevent the dependency from forming, but refusing to see you when you want to doesn't seem like the best way to necessarily address that.
Thanks so much for checking in! Therapy is difficult work but it's happening. Sometimes I feel like I'm not making any progress, but know I will look back in a few years and be like wow I've grown a lot since then. We all wish we could snap our fingers and certain struggles/urges/behaviors would be gone already, but the reality is life is struggle. But God is there, He is for us, and says "in this world you will have trouble- but take heart, I have overcome the world." There is ultimate victory in the cross. Just continuing to seek the full, abundant life that God has for me.
Congratulations on your driving evaluation-- that's so exciting! Looking forward to hearing more updates from you soon <3