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sally_
8d ago
  • Relationship OCD
  • Sexual Orientation OCD

My ocd is pretty bad right now and my head is telling me to vent to someone but I know I do that as a compulsion like I’m confessing to something. I feel like I need to do it because it will make me feel better but I know it’s wrong. I’m trying so hard to stay strong and hold it together

Anonymous
8d ago
I’m the same boat. Don’t fall for the compulsion
Imaan7
8d ago
Venting about what youre feeling is a compulsion?
sally_
8d ago
Yes because it feels like I’m lying to myself so telling people my feelings makes me think I’m admitting the truth. Idk if that makes sense
Imaan7
8d ago
@diane_ It does but when I vent or rant I do just to get off my chest, is that still a compulsion?
sally_
8d ago
@Imaan7 It’s more like when I have an instructive thought that I confess to the thoughts as if they are real because my brain makes me think that they are real feelings
Anonymous
8d ago
Exactly confessing them is telling your brain they are real. Don’t fall for this, the reassurance will only be temporary trlief
Anonymous
8d ago
I have been so close to giving in and confessing a singular thought I had to my parents but I still haven’t given in. You are stronger than you think. Your mind is playing tricks. Do something active, disregard if it’s a compulsion because when you sit trapped, you become immobile. You must move!
sally_
8d ago
Yes exactly! I image myself confessing this thought to my parents and that’s what makes me spiral and feel like I need to make this thought a reality to see what would happen. But we can’t do that. Thanks so much!
Anonymous
8d ago
@diane_ You’re welcome! :) We are all in this together. Always remember (saying this for myself too) do not confess these thoughts, that only gives them more power. Stay strong