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samantha
7d ago
  • "Pure" OCD
  • Relationship OCD

Does anyone else feel like their OCD is a self-fulfilling perspective? Or like they are “prone to suggestion?” Like if you hear something out read something you were not previously obsessing about, then it becomes an obsession?

OCDIRISH
7d ago
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
eoid
7d ago
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
samantha
7d ago
Yeah I have ROCD and if I read something related to that, then I get a doubt related to my relationship…
azaleas
7d ago
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.