Despite my therapist and closest friends telling me that it's not my fault, I feel at least partially responsible for my 16 year old sister's bulemia. My therapist told me today that she has to make the choice to recover just as I did. I want to help her, but I don't know how to do that without falling into the trap of our ED's "competing" with each other. I live on my own, but I'm in a rough spot right now financially and may have to move. Because of this & other general life stress, my mental illness symptoms (all of them) have gone through the roof. I can't stand the thought of knowing that my sister & my friend is suffering so horribly on so many levels and I'm not there to help. I've thought about moving back to Dad's until I get on my feet, but I fear that that would just make things worse for both my sister & me. I am disabled and my Dad's house is not on a bus route and isn't very accessible. Besides, that would put my sister & I around each other 24/7 again, which would make recovery for us both VERY difficult. I've been tackling this demon for 4 years. I have not been on a diet since I was 22. I've also stopped chewing & spitting, although I still think about it. My sister, on the other hand, has been in denial about it and just recently got diagnosed. Thoughts? What would you do?
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