yuck

I took someone out to dinner once and she was supposed to be a friend but after she ate she went into the bathroom and threw up, having ordered and eaten enough for two people. She does not know that I walked into the bathroom just as she was quietly (experienced barfer) throwing up but she was embarrassed as she came out of the stall, I had merely gone in to void my bladder and was astonished that she never explained the barfing. I realized at the end of the visit that she was likely bolemic because people in their right mind do not go out to dinner, eat a huge meal, and then go to throw up.

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It’s creepy that you followed her in

Mar 30, 2020 at 1:54pm

Even if they are communal washrooms or you are another chick.

Bulimia Nervosa

Mar 30, 2020 at 2:02pm

Like anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder that can destroy someone's physical and mental health. Bulimia can cause death. Like, she could die from this! And no, your 'friend' didn't choose to have bulimia and, no, she can't "just stop". If she's still experiencing bulimia, your friend needs medical intervention. What she didn't need was your judgment - she needed your support and empathy. Being supportive looks like this: learning about bulimia, by asking your friend how she's doing, by taking her out to do non food-related activities, and, if you're really concerned for her health, talking to a trusted adult or guidance counsellor at school. If you can't be supportive, then do her a favour and remove yourself from her company. Don't spread rumours about her behind her back. Don't make fun of her or bully her for having an eating disorder. Stop judging her. Just leave her alone - she has enough challenges to deal with without you adding to her burden. Going forward? Try to make better choices about how you treat other people.

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Eating disorders

Mar 30, 2020 at 2:14pm

Not sure why she agreed to go out for dinner with you when she had an eating disorder.

Mr. Applegood

Mar 30, 2020 at 5:10pm

Or maybe she was feeling sick, or maybe she was pregnant, which would explain both her nausea and large appetite. Not everyone is an experienced barfer like yourself. The only 'yuck' here is your shitty attitude!

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WTH

Mar 30, 2020 at 6:01pm

I was eating dumplings once and went to the washroom and someone was doing this, I saw the wolf down a ton of food. Came out like nothing happened. How/why do people do this. Just control yourself, eat all the food and deal with it!

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This is a lot more common than people realize

Mar 30, 2020 at 8:20pm

I recall once being in a restaurant washroom and walked in a young woman throwing up in the sink. She then lifted up her face and then fixed her hair in the mirror. She clearly was not sick or ill. She was purging and then fixed her hair like nothing just happened, to return to her table. It was fucking weird. I hate barfing and can’t understand how someone can force themselves to puke several times a day.

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It may be

Mar 30, 2020 at 9:14pm

Hard for us to think about, but can you imagine what inner turmoil they must be going through to do such a thing.
I have great compassion for someone in that spot.

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I really hope you

Mar 31, 2020 at 2:45am

Provided her with support on her horrible and sad addiction/mental disorder. You know, like a friend.

13 5Rating: +8

Duh

Mar 31, 2020 at 8:28am

Bulimia is a terrible illness, not a choice! Wow are some people ever heartless. No one is doing this by choice, and if they could "just control themselves" they sure af would.

14 3Rating: +11

Aw, too bad!

Mar 31, 2020 at 6:36pm

She should’ve thrown up on your plate so you could eat it and get your money's worth!

8 13Rating: -5

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