November 19, 2019
Glennon Doyle Melton on the Pain That Led to Her Addiction and Bulimia | SuperSoul Sunday | OWN

Glennon Doyle Melton on the Pain That Led to Her Addiction and Bulimia | SuperSoul Sunday | OWN


OPRAH: So for you the addiction, the bulimia, you were running from what? You were afraid of what? GLENNON: I was afraid of pain. I really thought of myself as broken. I thought of myself as someone who could not handle pain. And so I hid from it. OPRAH: And what had broken you? GLENNON: Listen, I just think — this is — I used to — nothing. I used to think I was broken. I wrote in my first book that I was broken. OPRAH: Mm-hmm. GLENNON: And now it just makes me mad. This is why writing words in books is so precarious? OPRAH: Because. GLENNON: This is why Jesus only wrote in the sand. Right? I just — I hate that I wrote that. I don’t think that I’m broken at all. I think — so this is what I tell people about being sensitive. Just being a sensitive human being. I no longer think that I’m a mess. I just think I’m a deeply feeling person in a messy world.

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