" I thought I needed my eating disorder to deal with my painful things in life. I thought it helped relieve my stress and frustration. In reality, it only made all those things a million times worse. Bulimia is like an abusive relationship. It takes and never gives, but you feel like you need it. But you don't deserve it. You deserve recovery. You deserve to live your life in freedom and without the guilt and shame of an eating disorder. I'm glad you found this site, as I had tried many other recovery methods too and I was afraid that nothing would work. "
"I know this is dramatic, but having bulimia is like being possessed, because it's something you're obsessed about and think about it all the time. But when you realize what you're doing, you can't control yourself."
The link is paper with a variety of comments on what bulimia can be like.
"Bulimia is like throwing up your emotions," she said. "You can't express things in an appropriate manner."
"Having anorexia and bulimia is like a living death, and many victims have suffered abuse, molestation, or mistreatment long before the illness took hold, so they've had pretty much hellish lives, even if everything looked OK from the outside. I didn't want attention, I wanted to die because I didn't think I deserved to live, because I blamed myself for the mistreatment I suffered. No one who hasn't been there has any right to tell me what I experienced was something other than what it was. YOU CAN'T JUDGE WHAT YOU HAVEN'T EXPERIENCED!"
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