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F1994C
14d ago
  • Relationship OCD

Can’t get the thoughts of my head that I don’t want to stay in my relationship because I want to have sex with other people and have one night stands. Every time I see someone attractive, it triggers these thoughts. They’re really ruining my day and have persisted ever since I woke up this morning. I don’t know what is real anymore and what is OCD. Every time a thought comes into my head about living a Single life and having one night stands, I instantly think about my girlfriend to try and counteract the anxiety but it always makes it worse. I know it’s rumination but it’s so involuntary.

Tulipwood
14d ago
Recognize the thoughts as intrusive and maybe start by resisting your mental compulsions for 10 minutes then 20 and more each time :) also I'd recommend the book 'Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts'