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July 5th, 2011, 10:58 AM
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Do any of your friends kiddo's have ED's or any of them starting to show signs of one? and how have you handled it?

One of my friends daughters is showing signs, i told her i had concern and she at first just blew it off ... but then i went more in-depth about the similarities between her daughter and the start of mine she listened. I made sure to not be too pushy or accuse anyone of doing anything wrong (as it's nobody's fault) But it was def hard, and it's hard to watch her start this process
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July 14th, 2011, 07:19 AM
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I have very few 'friends' and most of them don't have kids and the few that do are Lyndas age and younger.

But, their are times where I can't help but look at and analyze the situation of someone I don't know. Say, I'm in a restaurant and I see how a person picks at their food or interacts with those around them...I see those signs.
It hurts to watch them leave and I wonder if I should have said something....

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July 14th, 2011, 10:50 AM
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^ i know that feeling too ... i never say anything but there have been several times i've seen others that clearly are struggling, i don't want it to come off the wrong way. so i don't say anything.
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August 17th, 2011, 07:52 AM
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I don't have any friends with children old enough to be struggling. But there's been a couple girls at my gym who I know are stuggling. I think to most people they may think they are just healthy people who are "gym rats" as some poeple are called. I know the difference though. I can see it on their faces. I've never been able to say anything. I don't know that I am recovered enough to lend any information to anyone or a helping hand to someone in that position. Plus I know that I would not have been willing to accept help from a total stranger when I was really sick.
MC: 10/19/11

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August 26th, 2011, 11:45 PM
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Our son's best friend and his mother have ED's. I do my best to accommodate the food he will eat along with adding as many calories as possible things like instant carnations w/ whole milk for chocolate milk but he's not good. If he takes 3 bites I'm amazed. Currently his diet consists of chicken soup, cereal and Hawaiian punch packets. His mom said he's eating more but he's not. We are truly thinking of moving so my son doesn't have to see his best friend die but really our hands are tied. He's seeing a dr. but he'll probably end up hospitalized soon. His parents are trying but it's hard when mom is sick as well.
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