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Recovery email/texting buddy

My support system is super small and no one I know has an eating disorder or really knows how to talk to me about it except my therapist. Would anyone be interested in maybe doing a sort of digital pen pal thing where we encourage each other and check up daily? I'm a 20 year old girl who's weight-restored, but still struggling with restriction and bulimia and have been trying for about a year to self-recover but am now in weekly outpatient therapy. If you're interested in chatting, leave a comment and we can email :)

hi, i have been weight

hi, i have been weight restored couple of times but still relapse sometimes. im 25. will love to chat.

I would like to chat too if I

I would like to chat too if I can I am 29

Hi Emily_grace95,

I would recommend you look into the NEDA Navigator program, as well! NEDA can connect you with a volunteer who has first-hand experience with eating disorder recovery, and you can keep in touch with them. The information page about the program is here: .

I hope this helps and that you find the support you're looking for via the forums and other NEDA resources! Good luck! :) Please keep us updated.

I am 21, and would love to

I am 21, and would love to chat with you too.

where are you guys from im

where are you guys from im from australia

I'm from the USA

I'm from the USA

The usa

The usa

Support is great!

Hi all,

I am happy to hear everyone's desire to be supportive and chat with one another. Although for everyone's safety and to follow community guidelines, keep e-mail information, phone numbers, and any other personal information private to ensure your safety. Community guidelines can be found at:

I do encourage everyone to continue these conversations on here, as these forums are a wonderful support tool and we are all here to create a helpful and encouraging environment! Best of luck and I hope you all have a great day!


Hoping to chat!

Hello, I am also 20 years old and in the process of recovery from anorexia. I am still struggling with body dysmorphia, restriction and binge/purging. I don’t really have anyone to talk to regarding my ED and if you are still looking to chat I would love to have someone to talk to so I can hold
myself accountable and just have someone who can relate to the struggles I am going through! hopefully we can chat!!


we are not allowed to give out any personal information. If you do, it will be deleted. The best way to get support is to post on this site.

I'm American

hope all are doing well.

Happy to support you all

For those of you in your twenties, I am happy to support you all since my episodes started as a very young teen, then later when I was about twenty, then another bad bout in my early forties, and then my recent episode (I am 55 years old). I would love to share my struggles and wisdom!

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