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LoveyDuck
7d ago

Why does everything involving dating just make me so uncomfortable. Being asked out, flirting, talking. With all of these things I get intrusive thoughts. But why though. I’m not even close to being in a relationship and just talking about it makes me uncomfortable and gives me intrusive thoughts. I don’t understand.

Orange-Colored_Glasses
7d ago
Dating involves a lot of anxiety-provoking things! When our anxiety is high, we tend to be more aware of intrusive thoughts and might be inclined to assign meaning to them. Try not to analyze your thoughts or figure out why you have them - that just fuels the OCD. Work on accepting the thoughts and continuing about your life.
LoveyDuck
7d ago
It’s sooooooo hard. But I’ll try. Thank you for responding!
Orange-Colored_Glasses
7d ago
@LoveyDuck I know, it’s unbelievably hard! We can do hard things. Be kind to yourself :)
LoveyDuck
7d ago
@Orange-Colored_Glasses Thank you so much. Your comment helped a lot. Hope your doing ok as well!
Orange-Colored_Glasses
6d ago
@LoveyDuck That makes me so happy to hear ☺️ I’m about to do an exposure now - feeling motivated to keep going through the discomfort!
LoveyDuck
6d ago
@Orange-Colored_Glasses Good luck!