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LizLemon
33d ago
  • Sexual Orientation OCD
  • Relationship OCD

I’m battling HOCD + ROCD pretty intensely these last several weeks. My boyfriend and I are going to a live event tonight and I’m feeling anxious about being surrounded by triggers and potentially having a panic attack. Any advice on how to ensure this doesn’t happen and have a good time? Do I tell myself that maybe I will be triggered and that it’s okay? He said we can try selling the tickets but I understand that it’s avoidance if I give in to this and I really don’t want to do that. Thanks for any help! 🤗

alexisrae1999
33d ago
My advice...simply don't worry about having a good time. Take the pressure off of everything being perfect and just live. Don't fear the anxiety, welcome it :)
LizLemon
33d ago
Thanks, Alexis. I wish it were that simple! Im new to this journey of treating my ocd + anxiety and this just feels difficult at the moment. Im really looking forward to the day where I can “just live.”
alexisrae1999
33d ago
@Anonymous Thats perfectly okay to not have all the answers right now! You will get there, trust me. We all have bad days but it makes the good days just so much better :)
LisaP99
33d ago
Congrats on starting your ocd treatment! I found episode #292 with Nathan Peterson helpful. Hopefully it’ll help you with your upcoming event. https://theocdstories.com/
LizLemon
33d ago
Amazing, thank you!