Thank you for helping me with my binge-eating problem. I've heard you say that doing the right thing often feels "crappy
," and I can attest to that. I told the truth to my parents about my problem and how my dad's alcoholism affected my behavior. He and my mom were not helpful, and I was in a dark place for a few weeks. I decided to see a cognitive therapist and that helped tremendously, as did the support of my husband and his family.
I've reconnected with my brother, with whom I was never really close. He and my dad didn't get along, so being "Daddy's good little girl
," I followed suit. Our newly rekindled relationship is on a good path.
I think of food differently now. I'm finding healthier ways to feel good, like knitting, cross-stitching and reading. I'm sure I'll always have to fight urges to binge, but I feel more in control now. I don't believe I would have made these positive choices in my life without you.
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