Ana was my best friend for more than ten years. I relied on her to pull me through all of the hard times. I am presenting is a real life beyond Ana's illusions and empty promises. I'll be blogging more about my best friend Ana, and some of the thought processes that brought me where I am today: happy, safe, and free from Ana's tyranny over my life. That said, you don’t have to fear judgment - I have a unique perspective and a tremendous amount of compassion since I've been on the inside looking out, too. But don’t look for easy answers here. We both know you won’t find them. I hope that these words help on your way to recovery.