How Do I Tell My Boyfriend I Have an Eating Disorder?

Question by student120389: How do I tell my boyfriend I have an eating disorder?
I’m almost 21 years old and have been struggling with an eating disorder since I was 19. I suffer from bulimia and anorexia. My parents and family don’t know and neither do most of my friends. I’m slowly beginning to tell people and I want to tell my boyfriend. I’m afraid he wont understand and think there is something really wrong with me. I have been trying to recover for almost 2 months now but have gone into a really bad relapse. How do I tell him?

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Answer by tanner
There is no good or bad way to tell him, but you need to tell h im. If you matter at all to him, he will be there to help and support you.

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What Are Eating Disorders? Answers from Texas Health Springwood Hospital – What are Eating Disorders? According to Barbara Alderete, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, an eating disorder therapist at Texas Health Springwood Hospital, an eating disorder is a severe dysfunctional pattern of eating that affects a persons health. Examples include anorexia, in which a person restricts the intake of food; and bulimia nervosa, in which the person may restrict, but also binges and purges. Typical onset is during teen years. Approximately 3 percent of the population has bulimia, one percent anorexia. Of those, about 90 percent are female. Texas Health Resources 1-877-THR-WELL


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