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Curly_Fry

622d

I’ve always struggled with disordered eating, I got that habit from my parents. But I used not eating as a serious coping mechanism after my husband was deployed. I felt like my whole world just left with him. It hurt so much to miss my best friend and worry he might not come home. I couldn’t handle the emotional pain, so I used the only thing that stimulated my ADD brain enough to distract me from that pain. Food and my body. Those are things I can control. I can’t control by husband off fighting in another country. Anyway, he’s been back for almost a year, but he leaves again in a couple months. Just the thought of him leaving again had caused me to begin relapsing again. The problem is, it seriously helps me cope so well! So I don’t want to stop….

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    • Smalls92

      621d

      @Curly_Fry exactly. I'm glad it's helping

    • Smalls92

      622d

      Wow, I really hope we can help. I'm sorry you're going through this

      • Curly_Fry

        622d

        @Smalls92 thanks. Honestly just being able to write it out and talk to people about it makes me feel a lot better. I feel validated. I can’t talk to friends/family because they don’t get it, and I hate making them worry about me

        • Smalls92

          621d

          @Curly_Fry exactly. I'm glad it's helping

    • Beeble

      622d

      I definitely reccomend seeing a professional to work out some healthier coping mechanisms. some things that work for me are rationalizing, challenging anxitey and reframing negative speech and thought patterns, among other things. if you want to talk, dm me :)

      • Curly_Fry

        622d

        @Beeble thank you. I can’t get professional help because I can’t afford it, and nobody accepts my insurance. It’s military insurance so they only cover things deemed “medically necessary”

        • Beeble

          622d

          @Curly_Fry I could take you through what my therapist does for me if you'd be interested, I can describe it reasonably well

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