Self Acceptance

RecoverED and Dating

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Starting my recovery was the hardest decision I ever made, but I was thankful to have a supportive and trusting person by my side. My partner was the first person I ever opened up to about my eating disorder. Before them, like many, I was very secretive and ashamed of my disorder. Recently, that relationship has ended and as hard as it has been, re-entering the dating world has proven to be even more difficult.

Why I Don’t Think The Media Caused My Eating Disorder

TRIGGER WARNING: the following material may be triggering for some individuals. Please read with caution. 

 

Who is “the media”?

 

Is it the morning news that I used to watch while I ate my Cheerios? Is it the fitness magazines that I desperately consumed all through middle school and high school? Is it The Biggest Loser or What Not To Wear or To The Bone? Is it the weight loss books that I checked out of my local library? Is it those infuriating Beachbody ads I keep seeing on Facebook? Is it Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram?

Toxic Self-Judgement

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Something that has always been super important for me and my experience of growth and acceptance has been working on my cycle of toxic self-judgment. I know that sounds wordy so let me explain.

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