I sometimes talk to my family about what I'm dealing with because it's nice to vent and to feel like someone's willing to listen. It only becomes an issue if you start seeking reassurance, or they try to reassure you. That's bad for OCD. Otherwise, if you feel like you want to talk with someone about what you're experiencing, I'd say go for it.
Yeah i mean i kind of want her to tell me it's not something I need to worry about anymore and that it's okay but that would be reassurance I think. I don't know. I don't even know if I should tell my therapist bc it would make me anxious and I would probably be asking for reassurance from her too. I guess I just don't know what to do. It is eating away at me from the inside out and I feel I can barely function with it anymore. I feel like if I talked to my mom she would probably tell me it's okay and not to worry and then I may stop but then again the cycle would probably just start again, idk
@Anyonomous - You may want to speak to your therapist if you're afraid of wanting reassurance, then. They won't give it to you, even if you ask, but they may have helpful advice if you're struggling with mental obsessions/compulsions at the moment.
@Anyonomous Yeah sounds like reassurance seeking. I’m sorry. I can relate to what you’re feeling and wanting to give in but I remind myself of what I really want, the things that OCD interferes with me obtaining