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I feel like my ED will be a never-ending struggle and I don't know if I can take it

One of the hardest things for me is imagining what people would think of me having an ED. I feel like i look average in weight, and i'm not saying this because I have an ED. I look at girls all the time and they are so much skinnier than me. And then I think to myself, if i was to stand next to a bunch of thin girls, I would be the last guess for "who's anorexic?." I feel like some of my friends don't even think my ED is that serious, like i don't have MAJOR mental issues. At school I do my best not to show it and out in public. But at home, it's a whole different story. I scream at my parents and siblings, cursing, crying, and screaming. I just feel like this will be a never ending struggle. I feel like I'll never feel confident and I'll always resent myself. I'm so exhausted. It's been 2 years, and I've ben on a meal plan for a year and a half of it with an Eating Disorder program.I feel like I have no control and my life is not my life. I just can't imagine how I can keep doing this, and waking up everyday to a battle. Is anyone else feeling this way, and or they felt this way in the past. I never really thought about blogging about my feelings, but I need help.


I just want to tell you that I’m here for you. I didn’t get help for my ED until I was in my 20s, but I still relate a lot to what you’re saying in terms of it feeling like it’s never ending, and people assuming the ed isn’t a big deal because you’re at an average weight. Earlier in my recovery I experienced those feelings a lot. After a lot of therapy it started getting better. It can be frustrating when you’ve already been fighting for so long, but hang in there. I wish I had better advise to give other than to keep fighting and give it time, but I want you to know you’re not alone.


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