Dear best friend,
I haven’t trusted my feelings about nearly anything for a while now. That’s why I am so confused now with your apparent lack of support for my eating disorder. You are the only friend I have told and telling you has led to therapy sessions, which have been so helpful and I am so appreciative, but we don’t talk about it ever and you don’t seem to be making an effort to stay in touch over the summer. This time in my life is really difficult and now, with all of my friends working, I feel really lonely. I don’t know if I’m expecting too much, but I already asked you if you could do more and nothing changed. You seemed like you were fine with asking me how I’m doing every once in a while. I feel like an afterthought to you. I need support and I don’t know where to look. My three other close friends are 1. basically ignoring me completely over the summer; 2. just coming back from a trip and declining my invitations to hang out; and 3. has recently betrayed my trust one too many times and there’s no way I can tell her now. I feel like no one would hear me even once they bothered to listen because I feel like that’s what you did. Help me understand what I need to do or tell me that you can’t deal with helping me because I can’t tell what’s going on.