Did u experience real arousal
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this <3 I‘ve been struggling with this theme for years. It‘s gotten so much better but it‘s hard to stay on track, which as we all know, can be sooo frustrating! Thank you for reminding me that recovery is a life-time project and that it is totally okay to have setbacks <3
I'm sorry you've been struggling for years as well! Im glad my post could be of some comfort to you. It can be so hard to stay on track, especially when other life stressors or things like depression get in the way. After doing nocd treatment and hitting a long relapse, I am thinking of adding medication to the mix. I guess it's just about continuing to evaluate what can be done to face the ocd head on
Yes! I agree with this and have come to many off the same realizations and conclusions. A friend who struggles with her own mental health shared this with me. I didn't really understand what it meant when she first shared it with me. But I understand it much better now. The first rule of mental health. Learn to distinguish who deserves and explanation, who deserves one answer, and who deserves absolutely nothing. You are so right about who you tell. I have told 3 close friends so far. All have a proven track record of being supportive and trustworthy. None of them have OCD themselves. But they have all been very supportive. I still haven't told my parents. Not sure if I ever will. There are certain things I just can't talk to them about and unfortunately, my mental health is one of them. I am very close with my aunts, uncles, and cousins on my mom's side of the family. I may tell some of them at some point. I just don't know.