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It’s as simple as this: I settled for food. To block the pain of my love starved existence, I used food and sugar until my carefully constructed façade of beautiful well-being began to bloat from the excesses I needed to eat to feel safe. But I had to do something to keep from losing my looks, the one thing that protected me from pity. So I came to OA to stop the deterioration of my physical image. It worked, but for many years I still suffered the pains of “chronic apartness,” even from the Fellowship. I resented people talking about

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