Interesting that this post is from a 26 year old. I’m 50. Went through 30 years of my bulimia! Talk about making one feel old, although I still feel like I’m 50 going on 30 but not to the 30 I was as a bulimic. Your thoughts on age? Is there really a difference, other than the awareness one has having been a bulimic for so many years? Should we ask Jane Fonda? or how about Diane Keaton? They too had eating disorders. And Jane Fonda is in her 70’s! I guess we forget sometimes that this disease is not just about the young anymore. It’s been around for decades, and some are still suffering decades later. Maybe I should start a “geriatric” bulimic site. Heck, if you get pregnant after 35 it’s called a geriatric pregnancy. Guess, being bulimic after 35 should be labelled as such as well? Nevertheless, it’s all the same. We all suffer the same no matter our age. Only difference, as I noted before, is that the older you get, the more aware you are of the damage an eating disorder causes in your life, in so many different ways. And you want to reach out to the younger generation and tell them “don’t do it! It’s not worth looking back with a ‘what if’ attitude”. Helping someone though is not easy, as any eating disorder sufferer would know. Even if you are recovered, it’s not easy to tell someone how to stop. No matter what experience you have gone through. I do know however, listening, and trying, is better than not being there for them at all. Hugs to all of you out there, “old” and young. Keep the faith. There is a better life after an eating disorder. A very much better life.