So you’ve been working hard for 3 months, 6, a year and your eating disorder is quiet. You’re doing well! At the same time your friends are struggling with their own issues, eating disorder, anxiety, depression, body image issues. And to make it worst, all they want to do is talk about it! They are probably not in their best selves right now. Spiraling and talking more than trying to center themselves and work on their recovery.
Unfortunately, you’re getting triggered! You’ve worked so hard on your own recovery and you’re in a good place right now. You fear you may slip back if you hang out with these friends. You feel conflicted because you want to reciprocate their support but you just can’t without risking your own recovery.
Sometimes we have to make tough choices. The great part however, is that we get to choose.