Yes I can attach myself to all sorts of new intrusive thoughts all the time. It can last seconds or minutes until I move onto something else
For me It depends, if I read about different types of ocd than mine, I don't get triggered by anything. But even reading about rocd it is very difficult that doubts different than mine flare up my anxiety! I think it depends on what you fear/is more important
Yeah I have ROCD and if I read something related to that, then I get a doubt related to my relationship…
I am so prone to suggestion. I am home for Thanksgiving and my partner was here with me a few days. My mom is not a fan of his personality and has very bluntly told me she thinks his emotional “unintelligence” won’t change and I’ll be unhappy. Because I care a lot what she thinks, this is by far one of my stickiest triggers (9 or 10/10). Because I crave that reassurance from her and I get the very opposite. I tried hard to stay calm while she was criticizing him, eventually it became too hard to resist googling about emotional intelligence issues again. Had 15 tabs open at one point.