I am really worried for her. I had invited her over today, and she barely ate anything. When my other friend made some jokes about her being anorexic, she looked kinda awkward, as though she was really taking it to heart. Recently, she also posted in her online journal, "I lost another pound. I'm down to 108 now...I don't think I'm trying, but I don't know. It's like, I know everyone tells me I'm too skinny, but I don't see it. I still feel fat. But whatever..." She used to say that she was too skinny, and that she had trouble gaining weight, but now its almost the other way around. I'm really worried about her, and I'm not sure how to confront her about it. Have any of you had any experiences with this, and could you give me any advice on it? It would be greatly appreciated.
A Man among humans
4th May 2005
Sounds like she is. The disorder consists of feeling fat even when she is skin and bones--it never ends. I had a girlfriend who had that. It got bad and she had to be put in the hospital, enter therapy, and even force-fed through a tube a few times, when she refused to eat altogether and got down to 95 pounds. There's nothing you can say to help--she needs to see a doctor about it; it's deeply psychological and requires therapy, among other things.
gosh, that is really bad, but still thanks for your help. Well I'm still going to take a stab at talking with her about it, I couldn't just let her go
Yea, just that journal entry has done it for me. My suggestion is being up front and honest, brutally honest. But all my friends know I'm a prick so they expect that kinda shit. Mack
yes, I want to be honest with her, but I want to make sure that she does not become defensive and lost trust in her friends...I just need to figure out how to go about doing this
I found that if you get in a really heated arguement, if you are backed up by facts and points, it works really well. But, you can't just run in the room and start screaming, "YOU'RE ANOREXIC!!!!" It must be eased into. Mack
yeah, that would make sense, thanks
Anytime, just remember that you know how your friend will react to certain things. Since it's a girl I would suggest that you sit her down in private and tell her your suspiscions. Mack
yeah, that's what I'm planning on, thanks once again
Bring some cookies, so when she realizes that she's anorexic, she'll have something to fatten her up with :). Mack