How to Help Someone with BED

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This topic is somewhat controversial since there is so much room for personal preference on the part of the sufferer. There are numerous tips online about this subject, but most of the tips are geared towards helping those with anorexia or bulimia. Continue reading

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Then Heartbreak Happened

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It feels like a century since my last blog post. Earlier this week, my boyfriend unexpectedly broke up with me. I loved him so much. He meant everything to me. I woke up every morning looking forward to his smile, his jokes, his energy, his hugs, his calming words and presence… all of that now gone forever. Continue reading

Beginning Again

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I am going to begin my recovery again. I realized very soon into my relapse that I was out of control, but I wasn’t ready to return to recovery. It’s difficult to explain why, but I wasn’t in the right mental mindset. I didn’t have any more energy, any more resolve, or any more strength. It was like my batteries were dead but I just wanted to exist, drained, without attempting to recharge. Continue reading

What Worked For Me

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The road to recovery is never the same from person to person. Strategies that seem to work for “everyone” could actually work against you, or you might discover an effective strategy that no one else has ever used. One of the most frustrating aspects of recovery is that there will be a lot more strategies that don’t work than do work. The only way to find strategies that work for you is through trial and error – a long, difficult, sometimes crushing, but ultimately rewarding process. Continue reading