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What Do You Wish Your Friends Understood About Your Eating Disorder?

There are lots of different kinds, and lots of different kinds of people have them.

Suffering and recovering from an eating disorder can be a really lonely experience.

Especially when you feel like your friends and family don't understand what you're going through.

It can be a really hard thing to talk about.

So what do you wish your friends, family, and partner understood about your illness?

Maybe there's something you DON'T want to hear.

Maybe there's something you DO.

Maybe there's some small way they can encourage and support you.

Whatever it is you wish your friends understood about your eating disorder, we want to know. Share your response below and you could be featured in a future BuzzFeed Community post.

If you'd rather submit anonymously, my inbox is open: chelsey.pippin@buzzfeed.com