One of my oldest friends sent me an e mail today. I have known G since I was about 8! He is a very old friend indeed.
His email contained a link to an article in the Daily Mail
” I have been following Junipers blog and she seems to be in a good place at the moment. However, I came across the article in the link below and couldn’t help thinking that it was very apt to her situation. It concurred with a lot of the posts that she writes when things do go wrong, or at least not to plan in her mind.
I don’t profess to understand Eating disorders. I am sure that this is not new, but wondered if the approach of encouraging her to see that the real world is not perfect and that things will not always go as she wants might help.
Love to you all”
The article does make sense to me on many levels.
G rightly pointed out the real world is not perfect. The body image that ED strives for in his victims is certainly not perfect it’s everything but that. Yet ED sufferers don’t see it.
It helps me to know that others are looking out for Juniper too. It can be a knackering job sometimes. G can consider himself an honorary Pacemaker (see earlier posts)
Having friends share the burden of dealing with ED really really helps. I wouldn’t have found this article. I am delighted to share the link as i may help others. Consider it a helping hand from an old friend.