I am new here. This is my second day as a member, and I have to say I already feel that I am being changed from the inside out. Finding this website and the support it offers has been such a blessing. I always knew that one day I would recover and now I feel that it is happening! I am so thankful for this program and everyone in the community , and I LOVE seeing how everyone is so supportive of each other.
My question for you all is how did you tell your family, friends, coworkers, etc? That is one thing I am very fearful of. My mother has asked me several times if I am bulimic, and I have always denied it. Mothers have that intuition though, and I know all the signs are there.
When is the right time to tell people? In recovery? After? I know for at least my family, it would be best to tell soon so they can be helpful not hurtful. I think a lot of my problems with weight have stemmed from being in my parents house as well as comments my dad made to me growing up.
I am afraid to tell people outside of my family as well. I feel it would help people understand why I have been the way i have been in recent years. I am worried though as I work with kids of all ages, that their parents may think I am an unfit example for their children. I work with a lot of teenage girls, and it breaks my heart to hear them talk so poorly about their own body image. I know that when I am fully recovered I can be a great help and voice in their life, but I am worried about now and what to do/where to start.
Any advice would be great! Thank you!