As I am sure most of you have realized, eating disorders are not diseases that just devastate the bodies and minds of sufferers, they also completely ruin families. Parents sometimes must take leave off work in order to focus all their attention on caring for their anorexic or bulimic child. Siblings of ED sufferers end up feeling abandoned and forgotten as their mom and dad spend most of their waking hours on their ill child - shuttling them to various doctor's appointments, supervising their arduous and emotionally-draining mealtimes , and visiting them while they are in the hospital. When a family member has an eating disorder, everyone has no other choice but to make sacrifices and put their lives on hold.
For a lot of people, a day off from school due to sub-zero temperatures is a time where families will find something enjoyable to do. Maybe some will crowd around the television set and watch a classic movie that touches the hearts of all generations. Some may host a family game night filled with genuine [...]
"I may have not gone where I intended to go, but I think I've ended up where I needed to be." ~Douglas Adams I can't tell you how long I have believed I am nothing but a black sheep. I am like the monster in the family, eating the hearts and breaking the souls of [...]
For the past few days, my anger has been completely uncontrollable. I am having outbursts of intense rage for absolutely no reason or for a reason so trivial, it doesn't make sense to fuss over. Do you want an example? Well, let’s back-up 24 hours to yesterday afternoon. Feeling rather unwell, I stayed in the [...]