I acted out my distress in myriad ways. He's told me a hundred times I can't have a boyfriend until I'm In fact, eating disorders often spring from the positive feedback girls get for losing weight. Your daughter is experiencing a surge of hormones that make her weep one minute and laugh hysterically the next. What did my mom do? And I could tell that it was something bad, shameful, and not to be talked about.
Log in or link your magazine subscription. Some of the hardest times in life never completely end, and this was just the beginning of a long process -- unhealthy, complicated and, of course, unsuccessful by definition -- of using men to give me what Daddy had given me when I was so young and impressionable.