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    Chavy replied to the topic Talking about OCD in the forum Anxiety

    Thank you!!

  • Yes, Chazkeinu deals with women only, but I think you can always speak to Rabbi Grossberg. He’s affiliated with Chazkeinu, but not exclusive to it.

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    Chavy replied to the topic Talking about OCD in the forum Anxiety

    Yeah, totally. Thanks so much for your support!
    We will do this together!  : )

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    Chavy replied to the topic Talking about OCD in the forum Anxiety

    Thank you so much, @mlove!
    It’s such a good feeling to know that I’m not alone, and, yes, I TOTALLY know and understand what you’re saying. I’m struggling with that very thing now. I’m also trying really hard to externalize the thought as an OCD thought and not a “me” thought, but it’s still so so hard not to give in because then I’m scared that…Read More

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    Chavy replied to the topic Talking about OCD in the forum Anxiety

    So I’m struggling a lot with a specific OCD thought in terms of not doing the compulsion. The thought is basically saying that if I don’t act on it, something specific (I know what it is) will/won’t happen to me. I know it’s totally irrational, and doesn’t make sense, but I’m still struggling with it. I’m validating it, redirecting my focus – or…Read More

  • I hear.
    Im not sure I have what to add other than to keep validating yourself, continue to do lots of self soothing in different ways, like journaling, repeating mantras (like, I can soothe myself and reparent myself even if it seems impossible), listening to music that you feel connected with (I do that), and maybe even expressing it in…Read More

  • And what does she say about it?

  • Wow, I so so relate to this, @Climber!
    It’s so hard! I also yearn for that motherly love and try to get it from my therapist. Somehow I know she’s just my therapist but also provides a parental role… I so know the feeling! Have you discussed this with your therapist?

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    Chavy replied to the topic Talking about OCD in the forum Anxiety

    @Mlove,

    You said it! OCD is not only about cleanliness and being organized or even handwashing. That’s the kind of OCD that people talk about. But honestly, like you said, there’s so much more to it than just that. And it is tremendous that Okclarity gives us this space to share.

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    Chavy replied to the topic Talking about OCD in the forum Anxiety

    Hmm, that’s interesting. I guess it makes sense because people with OCD can have harm thoughts or obsessions and are scared they may act out on it even though they know they won’t. Is that what you’re referring to or is it shame as in ‘why can’t I get a hold of my obsessions and compulsions’?

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    Chavy replied to the topic Talking about OCD in the forum Anxiety

    I mean, I know a lot about OCD, but I would like to see more talk about its challenges and the like.

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    Chavy replied to the topic Talking about OCD in the forum Anxiety

    Thanks so much, @girlmom!
    Yeah, I’m currently on NAC and have been on it for some time… Im probably immune to it by now… lol.
    Yes! We need to have an OCD Awareness Day!

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    Chavy replied to the topic Talking about OCD in the forum Anxiety

    Yes, same here! I’d love to hear others’ struggles about it.

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    Chavy started the topic Talking about OCD in the forum Anxiety

    Hi,

    I feel like OCD isn’t being addressed or spoken about much and I would love for others to come forth and share their struggles with OCD. It’s just an isolating feeling when it feels like you’re the only one suffering from it. I know that another member just posted about it, and I’d love to hear more people talk about it.

    Thanks!

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    Chavy replied to the topic Encouragement for OCD? in the forum Anxiety

    @mlove,

    I have OCD and I so know what you’re talking about and share the same pain and difficulty. It’s really really difficult! BH my meds are helping, after trying many.

    I don’t have much encouragement to offer, but I can share a few tips that I know can be helpful. I don’t always personally do them, but when I do, at times, it is helpful…Read More

  • Hi!

    I don’t have experience with SM but a friend of mine does. She’s worked with many SM cases and has been very successful. Would you like me to pm you with her information?

  • Yeah, we’ve discussed it.

    Thanks so much!

  • Yup! We’ve discussed it many times and are working through it.

  • Hmm… So I am quite clingy with others too and have had relationships that weren’t the best… I still think it is an anxious attachment, but I’m curious to hear why you think it may not be.

    And, you’re welcome! Learning more about ourselves is def very important and validating! 🙂 And, while I’m at it, I have to add that your writing is very,…Read More

  • No, I’m not taking it as a diagnosis, but you def sound very knowledgeable.

    I think I’m the anxious attachment. When I say emotional dependence, I mean feeling very dependent on one’s therapist because it’s safe and she provides with needs that weren’t provided with.

    In regard to your 2nd to last paragraph, I find that I’m def attached to my…Read More

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