When Words Hurt….

Day after day I encounter people who feel it acceptable to make comments on my size. I try not to take it personally and remember that the majority of people have no understanding of this disease. As much as I try to block these comments out, sometimes they really get to me. Why do people find it OK to make comments on how thin someone is. I mean, you never hear of a person approaching someone to tell them how “FAT” they are.  so why is it OK to approach someone and tell them that they are “SKINNY?” I just don’t get it.  For people, like myself who are struggling with an Eating Disorder, or are in Recovery, this is a perfect example that WORDS CAN HURT. Who ever coined the phrase “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me,” obviously never felt “broken.”

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One thought on “When Words Hurt….

  1. We were talking about this in my support group, actually—I have a coworker who always feels the need to comment on how skinny I am. She asks me how much I weigh. She seems to not care much about whether or not those comments are helpful to me, but I know that if I said anything about her weight, she’d be very hurt as she is morbidly obese. I don’t get why it’s supposedly okay to comment on someone being thin but never okay if they are fat.

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