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Rescuing people
« on: January 24, 2019, 05:07:11 PM »
Worried about this.

Miss I has a friend here ( I know her) who is brilliant (Cambridge Double First in English, MA, Ph.D) BUT severely anorexic and obviously ill and alone.

I see her around, wandering on stick thin legs and doing weird self-grooming stuff as she walks.

Mentioned this to Miss I who said, You have to help her.

How???

I doubt I can.   noooo:
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Re: Rescuing people
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2019, 05:10:07 PM »
Worried about this.

Miss I has a friend here ( I know her) who is brilliant (Cambridge Double First in English, MA, Ph.D) BUT severely anorexic and obviously ill and alone.

I see her around, wandering on stick thin legs and doing weird self-grooming stuff as she walks.

Mentioned this to Miss I who said, You have to help her.

How???

I doubt I can.   noooo:
noooo: noooo:
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Re: Rescuing people
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2019, 05:15:31 PM »
Frankly, she could be a beautiful and successful young woman. As things are, she will be dead within 2 or 3 years  noooo:
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Re: Rescuing people
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2019, 05:15:43 PM »
Going from past experience with an ex the first step is going to be to find the cause of the anorexia, if it is solely down to wanting a sense of control it's possible but bloody difficult.

If she will accept drinks then slipping in some whey protein can help to a degree.
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Re: Rescuing people
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2019, 05:17:19 PM »
I have yet to approach her. She would go for water over a latte  noooo:
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Re: Rescuing people
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2019, 05:53:02 PM »
Worried about this.

Miss I has a friend here ( I know her) who is brilliant (Cambridge Double First in English, MA, Ph.D) BUT severely anorexic and obviously ill and alone.

I see her around, wandering on stick thin legs and doing weird self-grooming stuff as she walks.

Mentioned this to Miss I who said, You have to help her.

How???

I doubt I can.   noooo:

Introduce her to lock keeping?  or Penny?  Have to say my entire knowledge about how to help anorexics could be written on a stick insect
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Re: Rescuing people
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2019, 02:45:51 PM »
And now another  noooo:

The Vicar's Daughter got married 15 months ago. They just bought their first house. She told me the other day that she wants a divorce.

I said she could call me anytime and I would just listen.

She wants to see me on Wed evening to unburden herself  noooo: noooo: noooo:
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Re: Rescuing people
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2019, 02:50:24 PM »
And now another  noooo:

The Vicar's Daughter got married 15 months ago. They just bought their first house. She told me the other day that she wants a divorce.

I said she could call me anytime and I would just listen.

She wants to see me on Wed evening to unburden herself  noooo: noooo: noooo:

You might get to unburden yourself!  eyes:
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Re: Rescuing people
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2019, 02:55:22 PM »
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Re: Rescuing people
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2019, 03:13:44 PM »
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Re: Rescuing people
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2019, 03:36:14 PM »
And now another  noooo:

The Vicar's Daughter got married 15 months ago. They just bought their first house. She told me the other day that she wants a divorce.

I said she could call me anytime and I would just listen.

She wants to see me on Wed evening to unburden herself  noooo: noooo: noooo:
noooo:

Maybe she just wants a spin in Fifi
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Re: Rescuing people
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2019, 04:16:51 PM »
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Re: Rescuing people
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2019, 11:45:17 PM »
Those broad shoulders have purpose  :thumbsup:

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Re: Rescuing people
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2019, 05:16:10 AM »
Those broad shoulders have purpose  :thumbsup:

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