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If you suffer from an eating disorder now or have in the past, please email Joanna for a free telephone consultation.

 joanna@poppink.com

 

Eating Disorder Recovery
Joanna Poppink, MFT
Eating Disorder Recovery Psychotherapist
serving Arizona, California, Florida, Oregon and Utah.
All appointments are virtual.

 

I'm glad you found the courage to write Tracy!  We miss you!!

I know what you're saying about hinding in the ED to avoid the abuse issues.  I kept telling myself that I couldn't face the abuse until my ED was perfectly gone.  So every time I'd have an ED thought (didn't have to do the behavior), I'd tell myself I was still too weak in ED recovery to face the abuse.  I actually had to stop going to my community support group (had already ended the theraputic group) as a way of telling myself it was time to move on. I also stopped reading the forums on this website (only read the blogs).   I found a sexual abuse survivors group and it got me focused on what I needed and was ready to face.  I still kept my other ED supports in place in case my ED did become an issue, but I really was farther along in that part of my recovery than I first wantd to believe.  (obviously I also returned to these forums!)

Tracy, I hope find a balance between the two issues.....they are siblings afterall. I know people who do them both at the same time, and others like me who had to face one at a time.  I trust you'll figure out what's right for you!!

Positive thoughts heading your way, so don't duck! :)   

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