Now that the weather is warm, and no one is wearing bulky coats, I have noticed an alarming number of FOFs who look as if they’re anorexic. Their painfully thin arms and legs expose their knee and shoulder joints. Their chests are sunken. Their faces are drawn.
Most of these women are well dressed, so I don’t think they are simply malnourished. Is this a phenomenon? Do FOFs think they’re more desirable if they look like scarecrows? Do they think thinness will compensate for advancing age? Is FOF anorexia different than teenage anorexia?
Have these women suffered from anorexia for years?
I have a FOF friend who has been thin as long as I’ve known her, but she has definitely developed a severe eating disorder in the last few years. She pushes the food around her plate and eats three tiny bites, at most. She looks sickly. I don’t say anything to her because I know my words will fall on deaf ears. I hope she recognizes her problem before it’s too late.