I DO NOT HAVE AN EATING DISORDER - Page 47
I cannot stress enough how important my girlfriend’s support has been since being diagnosed. She always maintains respectful boundaries by asking what was OK to comment on and what isn’t, which gives me some freedom to discuss what I’m experiencing without fear of judgement. I can tell it’s hard for her to give me reassurance about my body when I seem so determined to hear only negativity, but she persists, and some of those messages do get through.
Feeling my body continue to change made me feel extremely threatened and unsafe. More than anything, I just didn’t want to be in that physical body. I couldn’t stand the complications and attention that came with it. I am extremely fortunate to have had a supportive partner to reassure me that it would all be worth it when I desperately wanted to give up.