Katie (_stormthesea) wrote in ed_ucate,

Eating disorders stunting your emotional (more relationshipsual, but that's not a word) growth?

I would like to preface this by stating that I checked the memories, but could not find exactly what I was looking for. If this post is an exact repeat, please feel free to direct me to the original, I would be much obliged.

I'm curious if anyone here feels that having an eating disorder somehow stunted their emotional growth- specifically, with respect to relationships and their ability to interact with other people. I, personally, have difficulty making friends, am a terrible conversationalist, and find myself being very quiet and reserved in large groups. I have a friend who is in the beginning stages of dating a guy, and it completely baffles me as to how she even knew he was interested; I feel like I missed out on a crucial step in understanding and developing relationships. Maybe I was sick the day everyone was taught how to relate to other people.

Does anyone feel similarly? It's cool if you don't, I probably just have some mental disorder. Well, you know. Another mental disorder.
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