Thank you so much for posting this. Rocd has been the hardest thing that I have ever gone through. And I do not wish it on anyone. It’s nice to know that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I feel like most of the time when I go into the app it’s all about the negative effects that ocd has had and caused, so it’s nice to hear some positives and some hope. Right now I’m struggling with wanting that feeling, that feeling of love, and I know the more I look for it the more I push it away. Iv also realized that love isn’t a feeling, it is a choice but it’s so hard not to want it though. Do you have any advice?
I watched a video today learning about how love is a choice and it started my day off really good and I was happy. About an hour ago I expressed to my friend what I’ve been going through (explained ROCD) and the first thing they said was “are you sure it’s ocd it’s normal to not want to be in a long relationship anymore” and it literally made me think love being a choice is all a lie and what if it’s not even ROCD
This made me tear up. Thank you for writing this. ROCD has taken over my life and my relationship and truly all I want is my relationship to be back to normal and in this moment I was actually feeling really hopeless. Really happy I came across your post.
I was in that same situation. I also confided in a friend she told me “ people fall out of love, Mayb you fell out of love” and it sent me down a spiral. Even now it’s still a little scary. It’s hard to express to someone what you’re going through when they don’t know. But just knowing that I’m not going through this alone and that others are experiencing this is amazing. But that’s what ocd does, it makes you doubt the things you love the most, our relationship, ourselves anything that you care about. But I believe that we will make it out of here! Look at how much progress we have already made by just being here and reaching out for help. Be proud of your progress. Celebrate the little things. Life is too short.
Thank you so much for this!
@ocdthoughts Of course ! I hope you find some peace both in your mind and heart. And never stop trying. There’s a reason why you’re still here fighting for your relationships. Don’t let the ocd win. You got this!