i wouldnt know but my mind which im sure is intrusive thoughts talks shit about people even though i dont feel that way
This is exactly how my OCD shows up. I'm so glad to read your post. It has been hard to find other people with the similar experience. My obsessions stem around whether my partners are being dishonest with me or are trying to be intentionally hurtful or manipulative etc. For me the core issue around dishonesty comes from my trauma, but the way my brain deals with the anxiety is through OCD. But because these are intrusive thoughts it is still considered OCD. Are you going to be starting ERP?
You do have a similar challenge. It sounds like maybe it has commonality with R-OCD now that I see it in someone else's words. Mine is similarly rooted in trauma so I have been doing EMDR therapy which has helped with some elements too. I'm hoping to begin ERP. I may have found a therapist in my province that does virtual appointments (so that my insurance will cover it) so I'm hoping they do ERP. Are you going to do ERP too?
@ReadyForImprovement Yeah I have looked into ROCD but most of those concerns seem to be about whether or not they are in love with their partner or if their partner is attractive enough etc. Regardless I do think it's some form of ROCD or Pure O or something. I did start ERP about 10 days ago. I am finding relief already. I have done EMDR in the past too. It's helpful for the underlying trauma for sure. But right now that ERP is helping me manage the day-to-day anxiety. I'm grateful to find something that actually works! Would love to hear how it goes for you.