I suffer from bulimia nervosa and it’s been a 5 year struggle. I kept it to myself for a long time because I was ashamed and disgusted. I lost relationships with friends and family, I went through periods of depression, and I hated for myself for a long time. Once I told my group of close friends and received a lot of support from them, things started to look up for me. Everyday is still a constant battle with food, but with the support from my loved ones, I have more control over the choices I make. I am learning to love my body more and more each and every day. Most importantly, I will NEVER GIVE UP in this battle against bulimia because I know I am worth more.
I was bouncing between anorexic and bulimic behavior for most of my high school years. My home life was less than ideal. Even though I come from a respected family; it was anything but normal. Out of respect for my family, I shall say no more on that. Only, that the situation was stressful.
My fiance started showing signs of schizophrenia at 14. I had only known her a few months but was head over heels in love with her and watching her mind deteriorate broke my heart. I tried to get her help but she was afraid she would be labeled “crazy” and decided she didn’t deserve help, so refused and over the years things got so much worse. Being only 14 I had no idea what to do so I helped her keep her secret.
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