Has anyone been in an eating disorder group? What were your experiences? My therapist has recommended that I join an eating disorder group with a colleague of hers. I am unsure if this is something I would want to do. She says she's suggesting it because my bulimia is getting worse (I purge, on average, once a day. Some days I'll purge more than once, but about once a week I don't purge at all). Also, my other diagnosis is social phobia, so she thinks it will be helpful for me to interact with other people in a controlled setting. Honestly, my biggest concern is that I will be the fattest one in the group. My therapist said that it is a group for young women (college-20s) who engage in restriction or binging & purging. I binge and purge, and do not restrict. My binges have been getting larger and larger, on a typical day I probably consume ~5,000 calories, so even with all the purging I'm still consuming a lot of calories so I am overweight right now. How bad will this be? Will the anorexic girls think I'm disgusting? I understand that people with anorexia are also out of control with their eating, I really do. But its hard for me to not resent their ability to stick to a diet, when my eating feels so much more erratic and out of control. I hope no one takes offense to this, in my brain I do understand that people with anorexia are not in control. I'm just worried that I'll be surrounded by people who restrict and I'll be the only binger, and that they will hate me and that I will hate me more than I do already. Any thoughts? "Yea.. it'll end badly, you should stay away from that" isn't insensitive, I won't be upset! - It's protective and if its going to be bad, I need to know now before I do it. Sorry this was so long. I'm just so nervous. I hate being "overweight" and "eating-disordered."