Talking about food, eating, body image, and weight
I love that you were able to think clearly and came to the decision to let your daughter hate you if she had to, rather than let her be sick or die. That is the price of real love, I think, and where parents can so easily trip up in helping their children do the hard things that might also be the right things. We all so want to be loved. This is such an awesomely important story, Harriet.
Aw, thanks, Rosemary. All parents have to do this at various points--put aside their own need to be loved to do the right thing. It helps to know other people face this too.
Hello Harriet, I am almost finished with your book and as a bulimic in recovery (6 years) I am amazed about the similarities of the behavior around food and how well you have put it down on paper as an observer. One thing that really stood out for me was the "demon". I've always thought I was alone with that one. So THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for writing this book and for giving me even more freedom around my Eating Disorder,of knowing that I am not alone.Many blessings to you and your family
Many blessings to you, Anonymous. One reason I write is that I know what it's like to feel alone all too well.Here's to your continued recovery and life well lived.
Awesome book, Harriet! You are truly a gifted writer, and we are truly blessed to have your story—a story that speaks for so many. This illness has preyed through several generations in my family, and just six months ago, my child. I have never felt so hopeless in my entire life. We still have our battles, but your “you-can-do-it” attitude resonates and encourages me to be strong, and I will be strong for my child, and we will get through this. Thank you for capturing your personal moments and putting them out for all. We look forward to hearing you speak in Madison; safe travels. R
At my parents' suggestion, I recently watched "The Gathering Storm" about Churchill....another quote of his "Keep buggering on" has becoming my life motto...Going through hell? Keep going.....Thank you for this post
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