accommodation in university - shared or studio?!

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char2013
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accommodation in university - shared or studio?!

So confused!

I had my dsa assessment for university which I'm starting in September, they count eating disorders as a disability as it can & will affect my studies. They said they think it will benefit me to live in the on campus studio flats instead of shared halls cos I'd get my own fridge & kitchen so wont be tempted by all the food around me & ill be able to eat alone too.. They said they'd pay the difference so I'd still pay what I would if I was in shared hsllse. It sounds good but im worried that I wont make friends in the studio flat, theres 19 studio flats so I spose I'd have to knock on their doors to meet them but what if its not the same experience as it would be sharing with 5 other people? Im so confused! Also my bulimia might be alot more manageable by September so will I benefit?

Thanks :)

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snowflake
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For me, I'd take the flat.

For me, I'd take the flat. You can still make friends, but it gives you a sanctuary to go to, meditate, and destress when necessary. I've found my eating disordered behaviors get worse when roommates are around because I don't have a peaceful safe place to unwind. It's their place too, so to get quiet I'd go out to a gym and workout for a while or go get food.

That's me personally, you need to make the decision of what's right for you. Good luck!

"Choose the Good"

alberta
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I'm a student, and I've tried

I'm a student, and I've tried both versions - living alone is helpful because you don't have other people's food around and you have your own space to de-stress, but it's also really easy to binge when you're alone a lot. When I lived in a house with 5 other people, I didn't want them to find out out about my ED, and sometimes I avoided a binge just because someone else was in the kitchen. But it also made it harder to have five other people's food around, and it was much harder to control my environment :/ I think you should go with whichever will make you feel more comfortable, because each one will have advantages and challenges. Don't worry about making friends because I think you'll be able to do that either way :)

char2013
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Thanks guys, I think I'll

Thanks guys, I think I'll give the studio flat a go cos other peoples food really triggers me & I think it wulle be stressful! Xx

But stand up and never say never
'Cause this life is gonna get better
Take a breath, shake it off and say
I'm on my way

snowflake
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Best of luck to you!

Best of luck to you!

"Choose the Good"

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