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I live in the northeast of the United States and my aunt lives down in Florida so I don't get to see her that often. She has annorexia which her sister died from last year which resulted in her having depression. No one in my family talks to her except for me. I was wondering if anyone had any tips on helping her even though we have such a physical distance from one another.

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It's great that you want to be there for her!

I don't know how much you know already, but I would start by reading different advises from professionals, for instance:

https://au.reachout.com/articles/how-to-help-a-friend-with-an-eating-disorder

https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/get-information-and-support/support-someone-else/tips-for-supporting-somebody-with-an-eating-disorder/

https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/learn/help/caregivers

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/eating-problems/for-friends-family/

This communication can take place also over the internet, why not?

I think it would be good to first gain a stable, more important place in her life ("become better friends / closer") before starting to talk about the eating disorder. When she sees you as a person who cares and has a good, trustful, ... relationship with her, then she will probably be more open to this difficult topic.

What do you think?

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