It's more a catharsis than anything. I'm a long way off recovery, but I don't advocate EDs to anyone. This is NOT a Pro-Ana site by any stretch of the imagination, but perhaps reading my thoughts, the triggers, and the memories will help you relate to anyone who is also suffering with an ED - be it yourself, a loved one or a friend.
My husband, Ian, writes from his experience - he's not a sufferer of ED but he certainly does suffer with me! He provides the much-needed carer's viewpoint. I feel sure that his thoughts will be as valid as mine.