Me too, I know it’s difficult to talk about. It took me a couple years of having these thoughts before telling my brother. Since then, I’ve slowly started telling friends about my POCD. Everyone I’ve told has been really understanding and I’ve gotten more support. When it’s not an appropriate situation to explain the obsession, I say I have pure o or am dealing with intrusive thoughts. Or that I’m having thoughts that make me think I’m something I’m not. I’m sorry you’re having these thoughts.
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I recently learned that guilt is a huge part of reinforcing the fears that ocd brings up. To me it sounds like the guilt you have over having these thoughts is causing you great distress. I think part of the reason my ocd has been so strong this time is because I have guilt over what I would lose if I had to share my thoughts or if they were true. It has been extremely helpful for me to practice hearing but dismissing thoughts of guilt. When I realize these feelings coming on I just breathe and say okay so this is guilt brought on by my ocd these thoughts are not who I am or choose to be. I don’t need to feel this guilt. I hope that helps!
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