A friend of mine seems to be suffering from a bulimia. I confronted her about it and she shut me out. She doesn’t want to talk to her mom or anyone about it. Her lifestyle is quite intense, insomnia, late nights, drinking. It hasn’t gotten “out of hand” but I don’t know how to help. She keeps saying I am making it my problem to fix and it isn’t and I get that but I can’t be idle and do nothing. We go out to eat with friends and when she goes to the restroom, it kills me cause I know what she’s doing. I’ve resolved that even if it ends our relationship, I have to tell her parents. She doesn’t want my help, but she can’t refuse her parents’, since she lives with them. I don’t know if it’s the right thing to do, or what the right thing to do is to be honest. I’ve done a ton or research and it’s all so complex. I just know she can’t manage it “doing her own thing”. She needs help.
Oh gosh, that’s tough. I’m not sure what the “right thing” to do is here (right for who?) but I can tell you that eating disorders are very