Dating an anorexic girl
In the spirit of full disclosure and communication, here are a few ways to be a “recovery ally.” No one chooses schizophrenia. We understand that depression is a medical condition.
So why is it that eating disorders are dismissed as “attention seeking” or trivialized by appropriating the word “anorexic” to describe thin movie stars or “binge” to describe eating one extra cookie for dessert?
Dear partner, I understand that you don’t understand what it’s like to have an eating disorder, and I want you to know that you’re not trying to trigger me.
" Such a message from a nice, handsome lad really ought to send excitement and flutterings shooting through the body of a single-and-looking heterosexual woman like myself. How do I tell him a simple restaurant meal requires hours of prep: ensuring I have exercised an adequate amount to feel ‘deserving’, combing through the menu online beforehand, calculating calorie content? The world of a woman trying to rebuild her life – hopeless romanticism included – after years in an abusive relationship with her own head. I’ve had flings and flirtations and even one fairly serious relationship since the eating disorder took hold but these have been largely doomed.