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Help! My boyfriend has an eating disorder

Postby cheytype » Fri Mar 31, 2006 7:43 am

My 39 year-old boyfriend has finally come to terms with his eating disorder. He has anorexia. He just returned from a residential treatment program for his bipolar disease and his eating disorder. He's continuing treatment, which makes me happy. However, I'm feeling so lost. I'm overweight and I never had an eating disorder. I can't related to this and I am scared.

Part of me wants to run away but I know I'll be an a-hole for leaving him. But sometimes I feel he doens't need me. I don't know. Any suggestions? :cry:


Postby Slave » Sat Apr 01, 2006 9:01 am

I would say that your feelings for wanting to leaving him are based on the fact since he finished treatment and is doing better you feel like your job is done. A little bit also of you feel he wont respect you because you feel that because he was anorexic, he will look down upon you becuase you're overweight.

That's just what I read into it anyway.
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you'd be surprised

Postby sniffles » Wed May 24, 2006 10:05 am

i have an e.d. and you'd be surprised how much you need the ppl around you but push them away. it's wierd. but the harder i push ppl away the more i need them. i dunno. that's just me and the ppl i met in the e.d. hospitals. but don't stay outta guilt. do it cos you love him and no matter what happens you wanna be there for him.
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