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Posted by amber on November 17, 2000 at 17:13:11:

i recently became good friends with a young woman (20 yrs.) who has bulemia. i like her a lot and hate the disease which has been a part of her life for 5 years now. i am dealing with depression, which she hates, so we have gone together to schedule time with a therapist and got the appointements on the same day. That way we can talk about it later if we want to.

she recognizes that she needs to quit but i am afraid that this won't work. she seems to be really resistant to anyone with any authority (counsellor, teachers, parents, etc).

Most of all...i want to help her. she is too wonderful a person to be hurting herself so.
my question is...what more can i do but listen and talk?
can i take a more proactive role without being too pushy?

any advice is appreciated.
thank you.

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