Ah yes! My favorite! The "I'm gay" thought first thing in the morning.
I just don't know my friend....I can't continue to live like this it's denial it has to be. But I just don't want to give up women I can't
I feel it man. I'm in a relationship with the best woman I've ever met and this will be a turning point for me if I decide.
Decide what ?
Decide that I'm not as 0 on the Kinsey scale as I believe myself to be...or a 3 for that matter. That I'm actually a 4-6.
Is anyone a 0....do you believe in the kinsey scale ?
I believe it's great reference. I am no professional on it by any means. I consider 0 and 6 to be boring territory...like really? Not even open to suggestion? But after talking to my therapist about possibly being a 3 and being able to maintain a relationship with a woman or man...I find myself in doubt
@Sparker1289 I just don't think I could be in a relationship with a man....but it feels like I can't be with a woman with this going on
@Sparker1289 I don't want to be in denial if it is that. I just obsess about this constantly 😔
Yea, it's pretty much my whole day in one form or another
Thanks for sharing your current experience. I would say that you should be very proud of yourself for 1st noticing the anxiety, distress, and discomfort and letting those feelings of anxiety, fear, etc. be there.This is a perfect time to as I like to say "practice" ERP. Practice not analyzing any of those points you mentioned and place your attention on this present moment. Feel your feet on the ground, take a deep breathe, go for a walk, read, go hangout with a close companion, or play a sport. Not avoiding the discomfort, but choosing to do things you want to do and not give any attention to dwelling on that.The most important part being the response prevention. Not easy, but part of the work. When this type of situation occurs and we are in environments in which we are organically exposed to distress, use this as an opportunity to practice doing the work! This allows for two things; showing yourself you can handle and tolerate it, and also letting your body know that although you feel uncomfortable you are willing to keep doing whatever it is you are doing and getting on with your day! This is the foundation!
Thankyou for your support