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Ask Erin: I Have Relationship Doubts Because My Boyfriend Comments On My Body

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to… Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at all.


Hi Erin,

I have been with my boyfriend for over two years. At the start of our relationship, I was dealing with anorexia and bulimia. Since then, I have recovered and currently weigh 15-20kg more than what I weighed at the start of the relationship. 

I thought he didn’t mind, but a couple of months ago, I joked around saying, “oh, you love my tummy now.”

Watch your words.

An Apology To The Doctor Who Was An A**hole About My Eating Disorder

Show up to work. Know your shit. Watch your words. Use a filter when words come out of your mouth. Show a little compassion. Wash your hands. Know people's names. Look at their medical records. And pay attention to cause for concern.


For Love Of Pizza: How My Anorexia Revealed Itself

“I don’t have a problem,” I repeated, this time with my voice raised. And then, spitting defiance, “You’re just jealous.”