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Anonim0us
18d ago

Do you guys really benefit from having people here tell you "yes, I experience that too" sort of things? I see it as quite reassurance-y but I wanted to give benefit of the doubt so I'm just wondering if I'm missing something

Nica
18d ago
It’s better to ask once and then accept that as your answer because if you ask the same thing over and over again, you’re asking for reassurance.
funghoul
18d ago
i agree
Anonymous
18d ago
Yes! I benefit because it’s nice to know you’re not alone. If we didn’t have people we could share our feelings with who understand I think ocd would be much harder and bleaker. I go to AA and we all share our similarities with alcoholism and we need each other’s support. If you are doing reassurance seeking here now that is different. I learn from people here about what to do and her lots of good advice.
Burny
18d ago
personally, hearing other people say “yes i know, i have this, i do that to, oh but i dont do that..” isnt physically helpful for me and wont stop my rituals. but being able to reachout to someone, who completely understands what i go through, daily, hourly, helps me understand that OCD isnt just targetting me, its universal, and with that, i hope we can alltogether be there for eachother, and learn and overcome it, somehow.🙂🧡
Anonymous
18d ago
I agree!
Burny
18d ago
@Anonymous thankyou anonymous! i hope you’ve had a great day, was glorious blue skies here in the UK for me today😌
Teabeleafer
18d ago
It has helped my self-esteem improve significantly. Seeing we aren't alone seems to help me accept my OCD themes, I don't feel disgusted with myself as I did alone. :)
Hopeforhappy
18d ago
Chat anytime I’m here for you and everyone anytime
Anonymous
18d ago
Same ❤️
Hopeforhappy
18d ago
Everyone can chat anytime and we can discuss things that helps
applehat
18d ago
I think when others say “I feel that too”it’s a means of trying to tell people “you aren’t alone in this and that it isn’t necessarily weird to have this happen when you have ocd”. Does it make the experience you had and the other person had healthy? Not necessarily. I see it as a means of saying “hey other people have had this problem, you aren’t alone so there’s probably a reason for it and maybe even a solution to help you cope.”
Hopeforhappy
17d ago
Atleast we understand things when the world probably doesn’t have a clue and don’t care about others