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FML - The follow-up

Today, I found out my girlfriend is bulimic. Like that wasn't bad enough, I found out because she spent all of our rent money on food. FML

nicktrelos Say more :
I'm not making it about myself - I'm not happy with the money loss, of course, but 350€ is nothing compared to how much I care. I meant it in a "that's devastating, and this sucks too" way if that makes sense? Thank you all so much for your support. We've been together for years, and she's my best friend in the world. It's hard to believe I never noticed the signs. The rent will be taken care of, right now getting her help is the most important thing :) I'm going to support her every step of the way. I've been learning about eating disorders all weekend (event was actually from Friday), and I can say for sure it wasn't a matter of being selfish. She's sick. That's not her fault, it's everyone else's for making her feel worthless. You're all incredibly sweet! A bit sour about the jokes, but that's okay, haha. I never take anything seriously myself. We can get through this :)
By nicktrelos - / Tuesday 27 January 2015 14:07 / Greece
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By  amelitaliz  |  22

She needs help and sensitivity right now. Poor thing. Sorry you have to go through this, OP!

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By  amelitaliz  |  22

She needs help and sensitivity right now. Poor thing. Sorry you have to go through this, OP!

By  Zebediabolical  |  36

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  Zebediabolical  |  36

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  photographer49  |  22

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  Zebediabolical  |  36

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  Thatepicperson  |  14

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  photographer49  |  22

#19 while #3 comment was a little inappropriate I wouldn't take it that far. #3 was making a joke and I think it was to make people laugh, not to get attention from his peers.

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Haha #19 "if you're going to joke do it in private"?? OP posted this on FML. An app for jokes, sarcasm, and making light of a stupid or even horrendous situation. If OP wanted it private so people with a sense of humor couldn't try to lighten the mood, he wouldn't have posted it. Calm down. This is FML, not a therapy session.

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Anorexia and bulimia are indeed two different things, but the fact is both of them kill which means #19's point is still a valid one. Plenty of people have lost friends to eating disorders, including myself. So while I can personally take a joke about such things, you should be more sensitive to people who can't. I'm not trying to say not to joke about it, but maybe don't attack the people who are offended. There's probably a reason.

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  Googolman  |  28

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  KrustyKrab  |  18

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  littleteapot  |  21

I've seen Holocaust jokes, incest jokes, drug addiction jokes, and I think pedophilia jokes ("hit it before puberty does" though I may be mixing this site up with another) but #3's comment got buried?

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  mfmylifesrsly  |  29

I suffer from EDNOS (eating disorder not otherwise specified), for me specifically, on and off for 15 years ive gone through phases of anorexia, bulimia, binging, and...er...I forgot the word, where one is obsessed with dieting and working out. Anyway, even tho I suffer from an ED, I still have a sense of humour. #3s comment didn't piss me off, but I didnt laugh. #26s comment though made me chuckle :3

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  Zebediabolical  |  36

If it gets posted here on FML when I or a close friend dies, I would be most disappointed in y'all if there weren't jokes. As I said, there is nothing so serious that it can't be joked about. Humor is a coping mechanism. You may not agree with it, but you don't get to invalidate it. Any more than I agree with depressing wakes but don't get to liven them up and turn them into a life's celebration. That said, my best friend of 17 years died less than a year ago of cancer. So, people who think they'll teach me a lesson, make your jokes.

By  chocolatefrog28  |  29

Be supportive in helping her get better and turn things around, the rent deal is a minor hiccup in the long run compared to someone you care about solving a major health and wellness issue.

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By  nataliewby  |  25

One of my best friends suffers from bulimia, but with the support of her friends, family, and boyfriend, she is well on the way to recovery. Hang in there OP and make sure to be there with her every step of the way!

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