I have anorexia, and whether i talk about it or not, i think most people who know me, know that i struggle.
Obviously my family know, and they have had to see some pretty rubbish times and are still there and have not abandoned me. At the moment we seem to have a good understanding. However why at the same time when they have seen so much and i should appreciate them more, do they surprise me with still a blatand amount of ignorance and lack of empathy!!!
For example I am used as a scape goat and if ever im in a mood its because im anorexic, which completely disables me and i cannot say anything, as if i do, its like they think that im proving them right so cannot stick up for myself. They know a lot yes but think they know it all.
only yesterday i was annoyed on facebook as i "liked" an article related to the stop eating disorders project and my sister must have seen and started "liking" things for all and sundry to see and leaving comments such as if only the people its aimed at would do it. Id love to put my family in a room with a load of other sufferes....and their families...........just to put them straight as all too often im just awkward in their eyes.
I read a quote "The greates ignorance is to reject something we know nothing about"
Id love to have a clever wise answer or remark to say to them one day that they could not dispute and make them stop and think.
(NB................I love my family and do not mean to paint them in a bad picture. I know our families very often put up with so much they should not have to and become an enemy when they should not be and are victims themselves, but in my experience its always me that has to change any fault not them, they are unable to recognise faults of their own and that i might still be irritable if anorexia was never discovered)