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 Hello *waves*

I just joined this community. Actually I'm quite new to livejournal in general! 

My name is Carrie, 30 y.o, have been suffering from anorexia (on and off I guess) for many many years. Since i was a teenager. I suppose the reason I'm reaching out for support right now is because I'm at a bit of a crossroads in my life and am feeling more lonely than I've ever ever felt before. I am married and have some friends and a wonderful family and family-in-law. But I'm incredibly lonely. I'm not sure if I'm happy in my job, I'm certainly not happy with my body. And people assume that because my weight is OK right now and I'm "recovered" that all is A-OK. 

It frustrates me that people think this is still a "diet" and that I'm being "immature" and should just "get over it". I need to be around people who understand me.

So hopefully I'll get to know you all and can support you also.

Carrie x

Comments

( 4 comments — Inspire Someone! )
browncoatrebel
Dec. 14th, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
Hi, Carrie, welcome. I'm Sara.

What you said about feeling lonely really, really resonates with me. For so long, I only had a relationship with my ED and self-destruction, and now I find I don't know how to have relationships with people. It's very isolating and painfully lonely.

I hope being here and connecting to people will help a little with that.
cogitoergobum
Dec. 16th, 2010 02:52 pm (UTC)
I can identify too. I'm weight-restored and supposedly recovered but still ED'd. And so much of the literature about EDs places an emphasis on those who get sick then get treatment, get better and that's it, done. It makes all the people who continue to struggle for years under the radar feel alienated.

Connecting online with others in the same situation has been invaluable for me. So welcome and best wishes,:)
Kat
carriemeaway
Dec. 22nd, 2010 10:38 am (UTC)
Hi Kat, thank you for replying :)
Sorry for not replying sooner; i was in hospital with pneumonia :(
I don't think there are many cases of "get sick/get treatment/that's it-done" unfortunately! Thanks for the lovely welcome x
carriemeaway
Dec. 22nd, 2010 10:36 am (UTC)
Hi Sara, thank you for your lovely reply. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to reply to you; I got pneumonia and ended up in hospital :(
I'm sorry that you feel very lonely too; I hope things get better for you soon x
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