thanks for all the amazing responses you guys!
I know I'm posting a lot today, but since most of you recommended the same things, I thought I would post a general response instead of commenting individually.
My mom and I (and my dad) have done family therapy before, but it has never worked out. My mom takes the lead saying that she knows what's best and I simply need to eat more. She thinks that once I begin to put on weight, I will also get better mentally. As much as I try to talk to her about this, she only listens to what my medical doctors tell her...not what the therapist or I tell her.
In addition, our therapy sessions tended to be directed solely towards her. I have a different therapist now, who is willing to talk to my mom, but I only have one or two more sessions until I go back to school, and I would prefer it be just me and the therapist. Maybe once I come back for the summer I can ask my mom to come with me. I know she is concerned, and it kills me to know that I am making her life more stressful than it needs to be.
I know this isn't just me having trouble with her...my older sister actually ended up moving out because she couldn't deal with my mother any more. It's so crazy because she is honestly the sweetest person you will ever meet. She is just extremely OCD and controlling, but will NEVER admit to it. I've tried talking to her about it on various occasions and she denies doing any of the things that she does, or she says that she is a mother and she is just doing what she needs to do. She's a bit stubborn too...which is where I get it from =]
And to answer your question, Amy, my dad and I are VERY close. I can talk to him so easily, and we joke around so comfortably. But our relationship isn't very serious. He's kind of my relief from daily life. My breath of fresh air. And I like that.
And Jaime...I think I am going to come clean with my nutritionist tomorrow. I'm absolutely terrified, but I feel as if I need her support in order to come up with a meal plan that suits my needs...instead of her giving me a HUGE one that I just cut down. I'm still not sure if I'm going to be able to do it tomorrow...I'm going to try though!
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