The Pain and The Shame of Being Bulimic over 40

I have been working on assessments and reaching out to women who are stuck in the “stigma” that having bulimia over 40 is something to be ashamed of. This feeling of shame keeps them from reaching out.

Several have suffered for over 30 years, starting back in their adolescence. I was one too. The truth is, many don’t want to start off hearing about “how you need to get over it”, but more so someone to listen, hear them and understand. Mostly it’s about acceptance.

It is the first step towards recovery. Removing the shame and the pain.