Originally Posted by one_step_closer
Hi, welcome to RYL. I don't have any personal experience of an ED but I wanted to reply to your post in case you don't get many replies since it can be quiet around here. It's really great that you're focusing on recovery, I think recovery from anything can feel lonely if you don't have people around who understand what you're going through. I'm guessing that having an ED in general can feel kind of lonely too. Do you know if there are any peer support groups in your area?
I hope it helps to post here.
Thank you so much for your response. I don't really think peer support groups around ED's are available around my area. None that I'm aware of anyways. Yes having an ED did feel lonely, but I used some triggering websites and connected to people who did not want to recover - which did make it feel less lonely. It's why I thought joining this forum may help. x
Originally Posted by Pi.R^2
Great to hear that you're trying to recover from your eating issues and I hope that it goes well for you. I'm recovered from an eating disorder so you're not alone.
Sorry that it didn't go well with your friends; people can really struggle to understand eating disorders and I think it's natural for people to want to 'fix' things. Do you know what kind of help/support you would like from your friends? It sounds like they do want to help so I'm sure they'd be receptive if you told them what you needed.
Well done on recovering! How long have you been recovered for? It seems like such an impossible task.
I tried to reach out and speak to one of my friends when I was feeling low yesterday. She just replied with a sad face emoji. I think by telling her, trying to fix me wasn't helping and just making me feel stressed she now doesn't know how to respond at all.
I just want a friend. I want a friend to talk to - not about this - but about any stupid thing. I want her to keep inviting me out - despite the fact I may turn her down. I want her to check in - a text to see how I am today would of been nice. I just want to feel less alone. I feel so alone.
I have decided I made my other friend feel too uncomfortable - and so I will not broach it again. I'm used to doing that - my family are experts in brushing things under the carpet.