Okay, now, I know that generally (for me at least) when I hear ‘Ana’ or ‘Eddy’ or any of those pet names for eating disorders, I tend to cringe and think immediately of wannas. But, now that I’m getting more and more immersed in recovery, I find that my therapist and nutritionist (the former, an ED specialist; the latter, suffered from an ED herself – so I trust their opinions greatly) are encouraging me to think of my ED as a person/separate entity. The idea is, that I’m supposed to really take in the fact that the desire to starve and die is not me, and thus, I can get away from it.
Like I said, it’s difficult for me personally because I can’t help but think of LJ-Anas when I do it, but I’m just curious if anyone else has had that suggested to them? Also, what do you think of it? Do you think that would be helpful to you? What are your opinions on girls who DO anthropomorphize their disorders? Thoughts? Opinions?