I told my husband today...

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Jaded Lime
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I told my husband today...

Today I told my husband. I've been working so hard to protect this secret bulimic life from everyone around me since I was 18. I've been married for 15years. Today, I just told my husband. It was so crazy because his reaction was so understanding and supportive. He just wanted to know what he could do to help me or what was important for him to know about my recovery that would be beneficial for it. Wow! All these years of hiding it and imagining the reaction I would get of him being disappointed, angry, ashamed of me etc... And instead he was just the opposite!

Share your expirience with telling loved ones here. Or share why you haven't told anyone. My husband is the only one I've told besides all of you. :)

Love alone is worth the fight. - Jon Foreman

Bernutri
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Wow!! Big day for

Wow!! Big day for you:)...glad it went well

I told my partner when i met him that i had Bulimia in the past and I still struggled sometimes. Now we are over 2 1/2 years and he has watched me become more open with the binging because i finished being a chef recently and became a disability support worker so binging at work became a non option and I made up for it in the evening.
He knew something was not right and it killed him to see me verbally berate myself.... Then came Bulimiahelp :) i explained the site and how it was helping my binging which he could def see. I hadn't said anything about throwing up my food and wasn't sure if he was aware of the whole seriousness. But the other day when we were playing around stiring each other in fun he made the comment about a meal we had had and he mentioned that i prob would (in the past) have thrown it up. This made me realise that he had prob put the whole picture together. Good for him:). Hiding it wasn't an issue, it was in the past most peo
ple i told had no concept and never cared to discuss it and also couldn't see that to me the disease did define me. Now i am trying to not think of it as the main thing about me and like all people in the past not give it the power or importance it didn't deserve.

Bernie

Bernie

Jaded Lime
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Bernie- That's awesome! I

Bernie- That's awesome! I love that you refuse to let this define who you are because really bulimia was just serving you somehow in a way that it gave you what you needed at the time. It's not you! There's actually positive intent behind bulimia and innocence. :) we just need to learn a more positive health non self destructive way to get what it is we need. :) I'm glad your partner was so understanding!

Love alone is worth the fight. - Jon Foreman

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