November 24th, 2009

Jasey Rae

Bulimic Catch 22

Imagine that you've got a guest over for dinner. The problem is, you know that she's bulimic, and you don't want her to purge, to hurt herself.

If you cook dinner for her, likelihood is that she'll eat it and purge it. But, if you don't cook any dinner, she won't eat at all that evening (bulimirexic), or will binge/purge later (pure bulimic). Whichever move you make, there's no win. Catch 22.

I wonder if this is how my mother, who has knowledge of my bulimia, feels when she cooks for me ....