I agreed somewhere along the way that my brother and I could have open conversations. It’s been really interesting and other days really challenging. Today it’s been a lot of different things.
My sister finally discussed how she feels left out, disconnected not as close. My brother tried to say that he agrees but that didn’t go over well. In a separate conversation my brother asks
“What do you do when your girlfriend has had anorexic tendencies in the past and is considering going back to it?”
I panicked. What do I say to that? How do I respond? I sent him a few links and then finally got to the root of my feelings and told him what I thought.
Let her know that their are other healthier coping skills
That it’s okay
Life is hard and it sucks and it stays hard and causing harm to yourself and your body doesn’t make it easier
That learning positive coping skills is one of the hardest things that I’ve done in my life and sometimes they don’t work out and I do have relapses but they get further and farther between
Did I miss anything? I talked more later about how there is help. How don’t try to carry it all by yourself that there is only so much you can do. I sent him a picture of a paper I got from the counseling center a while back.
I don’t know what else to say…