As someone who is recovered from an eating disorder, I know that when you are in the thick of it, you do not know you have one. But then came the hard part—commitment. We know that starving, binging, and purging are wrong, but we need you to understand our hurts so you can encourage us. I have met some of the most beautiful people in my recovery from anorexia. From my experience, something good comes from all destructive things. But when you know what it is to be hurting, you begin to understand other people, to get a glimpse of their hurt — in fact, you feel it yourself and are compelled to show compassion and be there by their side. We want to hear you say these things because our self-esteem may be low.
They understand what it means to be patient.
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