Yea, you did ERP correctly, and now the thoughts don’t scare you. Basically you are recovered. Eventually if you keep not responding, those thoughts will either go away or come less frequently
But I should note: don’t be alarmed if there is a back door spike. Just use the same technique you’ve been doing and it will be diffused again.
Keep doing that! Sit with the discomfort
I thought this because I felt so numb to the relationship and my boyfriend and I are on a break now and as soon as that happened I had a break down because I really regretted it
Also I learned that you need to expose yourself to your triggers. And your boyfriend might be your trigger for all your instructive thoughts and yes it’s a lot and feels draining but you need to face them and do ERP so you learn how to get past them. If you break up with him you won’t be able to do that
I don’t want to break up with him haha. My brain is just doing it’s thing and I was just wondering if that was good progress to not feel threatened by them :) thank you! ❤️
That means it’s working! Back door spikes are common and it’s OCD’s nasty way of trying to hook you back into anxiety.
That makes sense. Because now I’m feeling I guess nothing? And so my brain is like you think and feel this way. So I am trying to let that sit there as well. Thank you for your comment :)