Ana’s Reason 6.

Series: Under the Surface – Ana’s 13 Reasons Why A series of posts uncovering what is really beneath my anorexia and depression. Reason 1: Genetic Temperament Traits Reason 2: Inheritance Reason 3: My parents’ marriage. And divorce. And remarriage. To each other. Reason 4: Genes load the gun. Environment pulls the trigger. Reason 5: Mama dies. Reason 6. Unrequited Love. Repeatedly. Not long ago, I posted a vignette about my first crush and how he asked me to eat lunch with him, but I was too shy and said no and he moved away and then moved back and became…

Ever wonder: what if?

Is there a moment in your life when you think, “If I had said yes, my life might have been totally different”? I wrote a series of essays about my (non) romantic life back in 2006. I’m not sure how much of it I’ll be willing to post, but I’m treating you to the first because it serves a larger purpose in my recovery journey. EPISODE ONE: The One with the Quarterback (1991) It all began in my seventh grade history class where I developed a crush on a blond boy who sat exactly opposite from me. He was the…