my coping strategies have been stripped away and i cant deal with life

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i think we are all in this boat together and it is very selfish of me to ask for help,i live alone, all my daily contact with people have been stripped from me, desperately isolation but pretending i am not,my reason to exist work has come to a grinding halt and the eating disorder is screaming loudly,

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    hi Alex

    You are not alone. We are all here. Let us know how you are. Just talk to us. Are you in the UK? Let anyone know that you are isolated. Let others help you with food and other necessities. Be brave. Just talk here k? You will be ok. This is temporary.

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    Hi Alex,

    it is not an easy situation...... but we are all in it together. Better days are coming.... and i strongly believe that when this is over, life will be much more exiting and will have more meaning.

    Hang in there...

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    Hi Alex92628

    It is a very difficult time for everyone and you are not the only one feeling this way! My depression and ED only got worse with the isolation and decline in my coping strategies. I also live alone and its quite isolating. If you would like to chat we can message each other and support each other through these times? I live in Canada and I can be great at supporting the late night conversations!

    Stay strong & take care of your body. This too shall pass!


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    you are not alone. I live with my husband but have not seen my sons or 2 grand children since this started,we are social distancing,so I feel very alone,not knowing when I will see them again. I now appreciate even more this site and the internet,feel free to message me if you want. Hopefully there will be a good treatment and vaccine soon.

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    I'm so sorry you are having these difficulties. If you can make your day into a routine each day it helps with the eating disorder. Try to fill your daily schedule with things you like to do rather than just obligations like chores. My fun starts at around 5 or 6 when I crash for the night and watch netflix.

    If there's somewhere you can sit outside alone and breathe the fresh air it's very good for you just so you dont have contact with other people.

    Remember that feeling when you used to get to stay home from school? Did you enjoy that feeling? If so try to recreate that.

    It's never selfish to ask for help or do anything else to take care of ourselves. In fact it's the moral thing to do. Do your best to make yourself happy. For me I love to do emails with my canadian penpal and I love to sketch and do sodoku and read.

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