I want to pose a few questions, especially for the people reading who have food issues (binge eating, in particular). I've made it pretty clear in previous posts about my binge eating that I'm not sure therapy would be the right thing for me, especially since we don't have health insurance or anything. What's the purpose of therapy for disordered eating? Does it help you identify what your food issues are, then give ideas how to deal? How are the ideas any different from thing one finds in the self-help books? What if I don't need help identifying the source of my issues? Do you ever doubt that you are, in fact, a binge eater (or bulimic/anorexic), that maybe you're just looking for an excuse? I ask that last question because sometimes I feel like I don't really have a problem, that I just need to buckle down and be good. Sometimes I get so frustrated trying not to eat everything in sight that I feel like a failure, even if I haven't touched a thing. I don't understand how, on some days I can be so certain I'm a binge eater and on other days I'm just a pig because I'm a pig. Does anyone else go through this?