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When Getting Dressed Is a Struggle With Body Dysmorphic Disorder

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For the last few months the voice in my head has been stronger. “You’re gross,” “don’t wear that.” And this voice is one that’s overwhelmingly difficult to quiet.

I have this black crop top. I bought it in the hope it would help me magically accept and be OK with my body. I wore it but every time I walked out of the house I was constantly adjusting it.

Pulling it down all day. Hoping people wouldn’t stare. I knew that people could tell I was uncomfortable. My counselor says to put the crop top away — wearing something that makes me very uncomfortable won’t necessarily help me accept my body.

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