- Have amazing friendships with other girls who “get” you like no one else in your entire life does, friendships creating in these bizarre circumstances are automatically deeper than normal friendships.
- Rituals can consume your entire day so don’t have time to be bored/consider your existential despair and you have activities to do when you are anxious.
- Could possibly get closer to your ideal body type, temporarily.
- Even if you get closer to your “ideal body type” your ideal will then change to something farther out of reach. You will never be/do “enough.”
- You are mentally ill.
- Crippling self doubt.
- Your bathroom is probably disgusting.
- You will probably never have a “normal” relationship to food/your body.
- You are fucking up your body/health.
- It costs a lot of money to get therapy/go to an eating disorder inpatient or outpatient program.
- All your friends are online and/or people you communicate with through text because you feel uncomfortable leaving your apartment.
- You alienate and/or lose your IRL friends.
- Disappoint your parents (or at least feel like it).
image –Bhumika Bhatia