RHONJ’s Jackie Reflects on 18-Year Battle With Eating Disorder

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The Real Housewives of New Jerseystar Jackie Mark GoldschneiderHere she is sharing her 18-year struggle to overcome an eating disorder and her recovery.

The reality star was open about the subject, but she stated that tonight’s episode marks her beginning to heal.

She wrote it in a March 29th, Instagram postShe has a disorder. “took over my mind, my body and my life.”

Jackie reflected on her experience and said that her preconceived notions of herself kept her from seeking help.

“18 years of dangerous habits, secretive behaviors and obsessive eating and exercise patterns that I was terrified to let go of, because I wrapped so much of my identity around being thin,”She said. “I was ashamed of my behavior around food and scared that people wouldn’t understand why or how I could do this to myself. I also didn’t know how to get help, as a middle aged woman with 4 young children.”

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