Summer is a time of transition for many of us. Whether it is transitioning from school into a summer job, from high school into university, or from university to working life as it is for me. No matter what the transition is, it can be a stressful time in our lives.
Of course I would find the feeling of wanting to control what I eat comforting, at a time when I felt so out of control. Coping during times of transition can be extremely difficult. Routine and familiarity are often vital.
There is often stigma surrounding those suffering from eating disorders, based on the misconception it is a choice. As these illnesses are portrayed as having physical signs, there is a belief they stem from focusing on appearance.
Many people see eating disorders as an excess of vanity. The stigma is even worse for men and boys who suffer. Eating disorders are seen as feminine–many people aren’t aware men suffer from eating disorders.
We all want our significant other to “get us” and understand us. When it comes to something like an eating disorder, holding out hope the love of your life will ever fully comprehend what you’re going through is a losing game.
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