National Eating Disorders Association

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Being Watched

So lately my brother is always in the kitchen. We have a kitchen island with bar stools and he is always sitting there. Watching shows on his laptop or sketching. I have told him that I don't like it, but I didn't tell him why I didn't like it. I don't like him up there because I feel like he will judge what I am eating and he sometimes makes comments on it. And I am hungry, but I am very embarrassed and feel vulnerable when I eat. And sometimes I cook/bake and I want to listen to music and not feel watched. But when he is there he just watches me and I feel very anxious and I can't listen to music. My family thinks (but doesn't know) I have and ED and it is even hard to admit... But how do I make him understand?

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