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EDV have collated a diverse range of recovery stories from members of the community. Recovery stories are first hand examples of people’s journey to recovery from an eating disorder. They show that recovery is possible. Stories are from both people who have experienced an eating disorder, and from those who have supported them.
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The labyrinth of recovery from an eating disorder

Recovery from an eating disorder is a complex and confusing journey. My experience is that it is not a linear pathway where one jumps a hurdle and then leaves it behind – conquered.

Read Jo's story

Putting binge eating behind me

"The binge itself, followed by the preoccupation with shame, guilt and planning the next diet, managed to distract me from avoiding my uncomfortable emotions for about 15 years. I was stunned at how obvious it all was!”

Read Carol's story

Beating anorexia after 10 years

I think that controlling my food and exercise subconsciously acted as a coping mechanism for me to deal with my constant anxiety. I strived for perfection at any cost and just wanted to prove that I was worthy.

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A mother's love

"At times I have felt strong and other times I have cried myself to sleep. I wished I could have carried the burden for her, but in the end she had to have the strength and will to fight and my job was to help guide her and fight for her when she was not able to."

Read Tracey's story

We are so much stronger than we believe

I was waiting for someone or something to save me; to come along and give me what I needed to push me to recover. It took me so long to realise the only person who could make me do it was myself and my willpower to change my life.

Ruby's story
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