Re: therapy/counselling. My point of view only!
Very well said! I don't know about the physical component of addictions, but I actually think that from the mental side, the point of view that "pampers" those with ED's and tells them it's not their fault or that they are "powerless" over what they're doing is BS. I've been trying to recover by various attempts to adopt that view for 12 years now to no avail. It's just one of those things that does not reason with me. You're right - we're not as tough as the rest and are overly sensitive and you're also right about that not even being a point and having endless talks about how, when, why, etc. the ED occurred but actually figuring out how to specifically stop the most destructive ED behaviours, if nothing. I feel I could achieve that if maybe I had a "coach" or a "guardian angel" next to me 24/7 who could stop me when I'm at my weakest... Having said that, I can understand how therapy is helpful to an extent and I would never advocate that other ED sufferers out there abandon it, just because it doesn't make sense to me per se. Everyone needs to find their own way..