-When's the last time you ate? - he asked
-Because you're eating like- he stopped
I stopped eating and looked up at him with crumbs around my mouth
- You're eating like you're eating your feelings -he said
- You're eating your feelings
- Come again?
- Are you ok with this whole lost-virginity thing?
Quite honestly, the only thing on my mind was the plate of food in front of me.
- What do you mean by eating my feelings?
-You know, when you're upset about something and you binge-eat to forget about it.
Finally, someone had given a proper name to what I had been doing for years.
-I am not upset about anything- I replied
-Okay, I just wanted to check.
Mark Brennan Rosemberg, Eating my feelings