Has anyone read this? It's by Susie Orbach, from the '70s originally, although it still makes so much sense. It helped me to see that some of these problems that women (and men) go through are not only personal, but political, as the saying goes. It also made me realize that overeating is a defense mechanism, and that I have hope that being fat will help me in some way. For me, there are various reasons: If I'm fat, I'm not a sex object. If I'm fat, I don't have to be perfect. If I'm fat, I have a reason for being sad. There are so many causes, and although it has helped me see that my expectations of being both fat and thin are unrealistic, and that overeating does not solve my problems, I'm having trouble understanding exactly what those problems are. I need to identify them before I can solve them, but I find this so hard.
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