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Sensitivity to criticism is a character trait of mine that started early on. (It even appeared as a comment on my third grade report card.) I felt criticized at home and developed an oversensitivity to any comment from anyone. I still have a tendency to misperceive comments or questions as criticism and react defensively, with anger and resentment. In OA, I’ve had a safe place to experience this overreaction and to practice healthier responses. In the rooms, the validity of my recovery has been questioned on two fronts. Because I am an over- and under-eater who came in with minimal

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