What's a girl to do...
Apr 27, 2010...when she can't eat her emotions anymore?
Went to my first family gathering this past weekend. It was emotional for a lot of reasons -- health problems in my family, seeing family I've been estranged from for years, seeing sappy home movies and realizing how much time I've lost with loved ones. It was painful from beginning to end. I found myself overwhelmed to the point of tears at 3 separate points. Completely humiliating. Wasn't until after the fact that I realized I no longer had my good friend food to save me from feeling all the badness. I couldn't just stuff down my emotions with with all the good BBQ food at the buffet.
I ended up at a jewelry party that evening, and spent $250 on various baubles to make me feel pretty. First step towards transfer addiction?!
Curious how others deal with emotions when eating isn't an option.