Living with bulimia is very tough indeed. The truth is that people have no control over their bulimia until they are able to learn how to slowly start taking that control back through recovery.
Bulimia consumes your every thought and action and can cause you to completely lose all sense and knowledge of your true identity.
When you have bulimia you feel like you are trapped in a maze with no way out.
You can often feel like you’ll never escape from bulimia because without the right guidance and support it can be impossible to believe that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.
When you have bulimia sometimes it feels like all you are is “bulimic” and nothing more.
When you have bulimia life becomes a tiring show, where you constantly force yourself to put on a happy face in order to hide your dark secret.
Of course you can try to educate yourself on the realities of Bulimia, but the truth is you can read all the definitions, studies and psychology resources in the world and often still be left with no real idea of what life is like for someone living with Bulimia.
I’m not denying that the things you will read are probably very accurate and factual, but does it really give you a good indication of the challenges that people with bulimia experience each day?
I would have to argue that:
Most descriptions and explanations of bulimia are so blunt and un-feeling that they can often sustain misconceptions and create a whole new world of confusion
The sentences below, taken from our downloadable Bulimia Help resource “What to do when someone tells you they have Bulimia” should help to give you a better, more human understanding of what it can be like to live with Bulimia:
That is a very complex question and the answers would almost certainly vary from person to person. The truth is that there can be a lot of reasons why people don’t seek help sooner.
The list is endless, and someone with bulimia will often have more than one reason for not seeking help sooner despite the pain they have been living in.
At Bulimia Help we help our members to understand how wonderful recovery from bulimia really is and our members love to share their success stories with others.
We work hard to spread the positive message that full life-long recovery from bulimia does exist - no matter how long you have had bulimia for!
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