Dear Nina,

Thank you very much for this lovely comment, and for sharing your own experiences. Witnessing a parent's pain and fear and incomprehension like that must be one of the most powerful triggers of those rare moments in which the anorexic suddenly wakes up to how much pain she's causing (not only in herself but in others) and how much regret she's creating for the future if she doesn't do something about it. I think that kind of emotional shock is often the only thing that can snap us out of the anorexic perspective for a moment, and let us (force us to) see what things have become and how they need to be different.

Emily

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