National Eating Disorders Association

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lenchen
talking to others

So my parents know about me having bulimia but don't at all seem to understand how I am feeling. They treetops it as kind of a nuisance or thing that I can just stop. I wanted to ask if any of you could recommend a really good inside article or video or something I can give them to help them understand how I feel or what bulimia actually is.

Melissaah
I don't have any information

I don't have any information but wanted you to know I can relate to family and friends not truly understanding what I deal with every day. I hope everything works out for you.

als2908
Hi Lenchen, thanks for

Hi Lenchen, thanks for reaching out. I empathize with you - it’s hard to explain your struggles to family members if they haven’t gone through the same struggles. It can be very vulnerable and often leave you feeling misunderstood. Do you see a therapist? If so, perhaps a family session with the therapist would help give your family insight? If not, NEDA has many educational articles and tools. Here are some links you can share with your family:
http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/general-information
http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/contributing-factors-prevention
http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/treatment
http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/recovery
http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/family-and-friends
NEDA also offers a NEDA Navigator program to help family members understand what their loved one is going through: http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/neda-navigators
I hope this helps and wish you the best!

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