My Family Doesn'T Understand My Disorder..

I have been anorexic for about two years maybe longer. My mom just recently realized that I am. At first I was relieved because now I could express my feelings to someone. But I was wrong... My mom now just rides my back about not eating, she makes sure I eat 3 meals a day and 2 snacks but it feels like I'm being forced to eat and now that I'm bing forced to eat more it makes me feel sick and I want to go puke it all up and hen I feel fat.

I tell her I'm not hungry but she gets furious an then my whole family gets mad at me...

The way my family is trying to "help" me in working. How do I get hem o understand that this disorder is psychological too?

Please help :(
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5 Responses Feb 8, 2013

My mom has also recently figured out im anorexic. Idk what to say other than keep trying. they wont fully understand because they dont suffer from it. but you can still tell them how you feel. And if they dont listen tell them until they do. you dont want yo annoy them but they need to know that theres more to it than meets the eye.
Stay strong & best of luck.

I think its there est they try help you while its still early on,Unlike my perents they both passed when i was younger.Once they was gone i was ****** tbh.And it got worse get them to take you to a doctors they will set u up with a Therpist and keep an eye on your weight to make sure u dont end up in hospital trust me ive been there and hard truth is it isntnice

Have a family meeting and talk to them. The sooner the better. Make sure they know you are serious.

I totally understand how u feel right now. My parents do the same and it always ends up being ur fault, leading to countless arguments and fights. Are you seeing a dietian? Cause I would to show ur parents the diet plan they have created for you. that way they might back off a little. As for the physiological side of it group counselling sessions with others ur age and family session can make life a lot easier - or so I've heard. Anyways goodluck :)

Okay....maybe try to explain it to them? If that doesn't work, maybe try looking online find a website that has some sort of psychological explanation from a professional, and see if that changes their mind. If you need to, you can message me and I will listen and try to help to the best of my ability.

No problem. :) Remember, if you ever need someone to talk to, I'll be here, okay? I know what it's like to have people not understand what you're going through.