Thin As Thieves: My Mother, Her Eating Disorder and Me

October 7, 2014 1:58 PM

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Thin As Thieves: My Mother, Her Eating Disorder and Me

Trigger Warning: This story contains a graphic portrayal of my mother's struggle with anorexia nervosa. If you are currently struggling, or are recovered, you may find elements of this story triggering. Reader discretion is advised.

I'll never forget the sound. The painful retching from behind the bathroom door. Most mornings, I would wake up to the sound, as my childhood bedroom was just one wall away from the bathroom. When I was little, I had no concept of bulimia; no concept of throwing up at all, really. I would hear the s...

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