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Member 35 posts
Posted one year ago
My daughter has now been battling anorexia for 6 years she has had inpatient stays but everything has gradually slid back the out patient care did not help her at all, she is now at a low weight again, she is asking me to support and trust her, she does not want to engage with the different agencies, she says that she hates being thin but she cant bear putting on weight. Is there anyone else who has found themselves here, what did you do to support her recovery once and for all. My friends daughter has had anorexia for 20 years she says that her anorexia now defines her, I do not want that to happen to my daughter.
Admin 157 posts
It is very difficult to keep positive, I know that with my daughter I feel as if I am stuck at times, but also I know that I just have to be consistent and pragmatic, not to let myself be exhausted by the relentless disappointment but to recognise and be glad for the positives. Last weekend was quite difficult; it was almost as if I could feel her sadness in my very being. I had an opportunity to talk about this with her and she said, "yes I do feel low it is difficult but that is when I need other people to be positive and forward looking" I've been trying to do this.