Continuously learning about eating disorders was part of the process that led me to eventually accepting that I was not to blame. I kept an open mind and was always willing to take a different perspective, test out new ideas, and see if they made sense to me, and for me.
It took me a long time to understand – and accept – the fact that my eating disorder was not my fault.
My psychologist reinforced this to me every chance she got…but I had so many preconceived ideas of eating disorders that it took quite a while before that old idea could be replaced with the new belief – that eating disorders are a serious illness, not a lifestyle choice. It wasn’t my fault!
Learning about eating disorders can be daunting. The Academy For Eating Disorders resource page is a good place to start.
P.S. On June 2nd, I will be sharing a video (location tbd) in which I will share some of my own personal experiences of recovery. Let me know if you have anything specific you would like me to speak to and I will do my best to address it in my video on June 2nd. Comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.