So my gf is basically has every eating disorder there is. We have been together for 8 months but have broken up twice. The first time she was going through a major fasting cycle. Recently I have found out that she has started fasting again...something called a water fast. In the beginning I tried to let one of her family members know what was going on hoping that they would inform the parents bc I care about her and what kind of person would I be holding that information back knowing that they are slowly killing themselves? She called me out months later bc her mom had something in her purse. Instead of ripping me apart she thanked me. It's hard, a few hours ago she seemed perfectly happy and then finding out that she started her fast a lil over 24 hrs ago that perfect personality has turned into bitterness, and irritability. I have no idea what to do, when i bring up the topic trying to tell her how beautiful she is she gets all shy and almost doesn't believe me. I have told her I think she needs to get help, but she has been this way for like 5 yrs...she gets very weird and almost scared and just keeps saying she is fine when I know damn well she is not fine. I feel like I am just waiting for her to break up with me again like the first time during her fasting cycle. I notice that people with eating disorders almost go through a cycle, or have special cycles that they go through along with all the other crazy desperate attempts to try and cut calorie counts. I truly do care about her more then any other person I have cared about before. but at the same time this is wearing me down, emotionally and yes physically. I can't eat, I can't sleep. This whole roller coaster ride has taken a major toll on me. I do not know what to do. She does not want help, but she knows she has a disorder that is a problem. I have slipped a lil mentally bc of this and have been dealing with appearance issues, and have been fighting to stay mentally strong. It's hard. Has any here ever been through anything like this before? How do you handle it, what advice can anyone give me?