Re: Advice needed
All I can suggest is be patient. It sounds as though your friend is testing out a few things. There may be a part of her that wants to talk and is seeking support, but also another part that is scared and thinks silence and secrets is safer.
I kept my ED behaviours hidden for many years, and am still fiercely protective of who knows what.
For some people they can feel they are losing power by speaking up. It's as if the illness side of their personality is pressurising them to keep ED a secret. The illness knows that by seeking help it may lose the limelight.
Hope this helps.
Your friend may be terrified of making changes but it sounds as though she may be contemplating ..
If you can weather the silences and ignoring inbetween whiles you might find that you're providing invaluable support.
Last edited by always8; 03-28-2011 at 01:02 AM.