The Struggle is Real: Why it Gets Worse Before it Gets Better

“Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” — Mary Anne Radmacher

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Eating disorder recovery is hard. And you know what? It’s okay to not be okay. Just know that the Pro-Recovery Movement is here to support you however we can.

For many, you probably engaged in your eating disorder so you didn’t have to feel things. Now, you can’t turn to your disordered behaviors so you have to deal with this backlog of unwanted emotions and issues dating back months, years, or decades.

But it gets better. It really does. It must get worse before it gets better because you are processing and feeling the feelings you shut out for so long. This will be painful and it will hurt. But it will also be worth it.

Join the private Eating Disorder Hope Recovery Group on Facebook to connect with other individuals in different stages of recovery. Share your stories and get support from people who understand.

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Just remember that your worst day in recovery is better than your best day in your eating disorder. If you are currently in need of a treatment team, you can
find an eating disorder specialist near you using our nationwide directory.

Let us know your thoughts on the ups and downs of eating disorder recovery on Eating Disorder Hope’s online forum today!