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lets_be_happy
7d ago

Is anyone else afraid to get better? I’ve read different reasons why people with OCD might feel that way, but none of them really connected with me. If you do, what are your reasons? I don’t know if I can explain exactly how I feel. In this weird disturbing way, I want to get worse. I want to develop more health conditions. But I think deep down I just want my problems to be seen by others so I can finally have some validation. That, or my depression wants excuses for me to give up… eh, I think I found my two reasons 🤣 can anyone relate?

kyletw_
7d ago
I’m afraid to get better for reasons relating to my personality and creative traits. I always feel like i could get better, but I’m afraid it’ll change my current goals and ambitions but i’m pretty sure that’s just the OCD wrapping me in another loophole of compulsions.
Jmo
7d ago
I’m afraid to start therapy and to start taking meds again. It helped the first time around but I’m afraid it won’t work and my ocd thoughts will be real.
emolee
7d ago
I’m afraid of this too!! Also afraid that it’ll somehow change core parts of my personality or soemthing, and I get wanting to feel validated too. I just want to feel like what I’m experiencing is really real.
Lms526
6d ago
I'm more afraid of NOT getting better.
emolee
5d ago
same tho, it’s kinda both lol