It doesn’t all go away. It just doesn’t. That’s the truth. If by some wonder you are 100% disordered thought-free, and you love yourself 24/7, well good for you, but you’re probably the only person out there who has that recovery experience.
In the weeks leading up to me sitting down right now to write this, I’ve given a lot of thought to what it means to live in the aftermath of an eating disorder. truthfully, I’ve thought about this for years now. I’m sure in the archives of my very poorly set up blog, you’ll find numerous posts about this. It’s been a topic of contemplation for me since before I even took recovery seriously.
Is there something after? Is it possible to fully recover? Is there a chance I no longer have to deal with my mental illness? [Read more…]