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Looking for a “recovery buddy”

I am 20 years old and I have been suffering from an eating disorder for the past 3 years. I am in the midst of recovery right now but am still struggling with binge/purging, restriction and body dysmorphia. I don’t really have anyone (aside from my therapist) to talk to who would understand what exactly I am going through and who makes me feel like i’m not alone or crazy. I was hoping someone would be interested in talking with me and being a pen pal or something of the sort to make this process a little less scary and so that I don’t have to feel so alone anymore :)


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Welcome! Know that you are so

Welcome! Know that you are so not alone.
Have you had a chance to check out the ED support groups? They can be so helpful. NEDA has a lot of resources for finding one that fits you and your schedule. I highly encourage you to check it out. You can even call the NEDA helpline if you run into issues.
Know that you always have a place on this forum too.
Keep fighting!

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