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Here you will find articles that address various emotional, physical, behavioral and spiritual symptoms that are often part of the eating disorder experience.

 

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Slippery Slope Dangers: How to Stay in Eating Disorder Recovery

slippery slope
Do you recognize the two main influences that propel you to the slippery slope and undermine your eating disorder recovery?

1.   Anyone who supports your symptoms rather than your recovery. Be wary and alert when someone encourages you to starve or invites you to join them in a binge.

2.   Eating disorders distort your thinking and your perceptions. Under the influence of that distortion you can rationalize and justify eating disorder behaviors. That justification puts you well on the slippery slope to relapse.

Full Bulimia Episode Story in 5 parts: Caution could be Triggering Part 3

Part 3 Dangerous Sexual Encounter - a variation on the previous option

 This story is my attempt to bring understanding to this painful, desperate and all too common experience in the life of a bulimic woman. It could be triggering.  I wrote this because articulating the extent of a bulimic episode in detail can help a woman know she can be understood and accepted. If she can feel known in her darkest hours she may experience a new sense of hope and reach for her recovery.

You’re in the car driving. You can’t think of anyone to call. You still are in the state where you want someone to be glad to be with you and match your energy. Where is this man?

Can You Offer Health and Hope to Woman Trapped in Pro Ana?

"Inside Look and Pro Ana and Pro Mia Online Eating Disorder World:" a reader's response.  Can you offer her eating disorder recovery encouragement and help her get free of pro ana sites?
Hi joanna, sorry I can't put my comment under the actual article as I'm om my blackberry,

I don't use my computer for internet, and the link doesn't come up on my phone. You can use it if you think you'd like to. I'm not sure its exactly what you were looking for, I just saw pro ana and wanted to respond as its so relevant to me at this point.

Full Bulimia Episode Story in 3 parts: Caution could be Triggering Part 2

 

 

This story is my attempt to bring understanding to this painful, desperate and all too common experience in the life of a bulimic woman. It could be triggering.  But I wrote this because articulating the extent of a bulimic episode in detail can help a woman know she can be understood and accepted. If she can feel known in her darkest hours she may experience a new sense of hope and reach for her recover.

 

 

Sexual Encounters as Part of Bulimic Episode

 

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