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Alanis Morissette's 'disassociated' life

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Alanis Morissette's 'disassociated' life

Alanis Morissette has been "disassociated" for the majority of her life.

The 'Ironic' hitmaker has admitted she is feeling better in herself since she learned to "build boundaries".

She shared: "I've been so disassociated for most of my life, and it's shown up in various forms like eating disorders and not having boundaries around having sex as a young person and just not being aware of boundaries and having a lot of mine be violated and not considered.

"For me, the idea of building boundaries has become a huge part of my spiritual practice. With the mindfulness somatic practices, it's really helped me stay in my body.

The 41-year-old actress also shared details about her past battles with eating disorders, comparing it to alcoholism.

She told Women's Health magazine: "The big question for me around eating-disorder recovery is, 'What is sobriety with food?' We know with alcohol, you just don't drink it and don't go to a bar. With heroin, you just don't go near it.

"Whereas with food, you have to eat, so how can one go from, in my case, bingeing and purging, starving, overeating, the scale going up and down - how can I go from that to a 'sober' approach?"