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  1. I do jewellery at uni and want to base one of my units on ocd, if you have any questions id be happy to answer them
  2. hi everyone, I'm hoping for uni to base a project on ocd, the real kind, and I wanted to ask if anyone would mind describing how ocd feels to them, any useful metaphors you have for describing it to people who have no experience with the disorder. the aim of the project would hopefully be to convey those feelings to people in a way they can understand, somewhat bridging the gap between us and them. hope this isn't too much to ask vi
  3. hi guys, I have been trying my best not to give in to compulsions but have found that quite often I am just replacing one compulsion with another. has anyone else found this? I'm relay trying to get better but it seems every step forward results in 2 steps back. one example of where I have found this is when trying to not ask for reassurance I go over things in my head obsessively. is one better than the other? vi
  4. I was in a relationship with someone with ocd and found that us being together made us worry more because if one of us didn't have an intrusive thought, the other would, and would talk about it, causing the other to be scared and then we would both have to do compulsions and we ended up making each other worse because we couldn't support ourselves let alone the other person
  5. It is fairly normal for the amount of time we’ve been seeing each other, at least for my age group, which I completely understand not wanting to rush into relationships it just freaks me out a lot is it okay if I message you with where I’m from?
  6. It’s that he wanted to see other people while seeing me because us dating is relatively new I know this is normal for most people but to me it seems absurd and makes me feel ill but I do really like him and he is good with my ocd, encouraging me to fight it but not making me feel like I’m crazy I used to see a therapist but since moving away from home I haven’t been able to find one
  7. The fear of contamination made me call things off with a guy I really liked because he didn’t want to just see me. I really wish I wasn’t so scared all the time
  8. I wish I was ready for this type of courage! keep going !
  9. I did my best not to overthink and to just let things be but then it went wrong like it always does not even because of the ocd and now all I can think is I should have listened and I should have gone with my gut because then I wouldn’t be hurt or upset. My brain told me this would happen, and I ignored it which just made things worse so what do I do now?
  10. I find it really hard not to rush because the uncertainty at the beginning of seeing someone and actually liking them and then them leaving scares me to death but the more you rush the more they pull away and I'm not sure how to manage all these things, so I find myself searching for how long is normal to see someone before you're in a relationship and how to know if you're being too forward and I sit for hours trying to work it out but I can't and I don't know how to deal with the anxiety so I feel like the best thing to do is to end it before it starts because that way I know I can't get hurt.
  11. I'm just really struggling at the moment and finding it hard not to just give up on everything
  12. does anyone have any advice on dating with ocd? no matter what kind it is, ocd gets in the way especially with relationships, which can cause feelings of doubt and despair. it might seem like a silly thing to some but I have been finding tackling this very difficult and just wanted to know how other people have gone about it
  13. its so hard because with the old worries the thought of people being intimate with multiple people really freaks me out and im really struggling to stop the anxiety I kind of want to run away from it because the idea of it going wrong seems so much worse than just ending it now and not having to worry
  14. I have recently started seeing someone and rather than just being able to go with it I have been sitting worrying about all the things that could go wrong. I am mostly distressed at the idea of him seeing other people whilst seeing me and I can't stop panicking. I feel so stupid because I haven't been seeing him this long but I don't know how I'm meant to act vi x
  15. I know there’s trying to stop but it’s realy hard when everything is telling you that the worst is going to happen vi
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