Does anyone have any tips with dealing with intrusive thinking with OCD? I keep thinking my partner isn't being faithful because of my thoughts. I can be in the same house as him all day and still get a thought that someone was there, which is impossible. I've been struggling for a few months now, and any tips are welcome!
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
practicing your coping methods is always helpful. distraction , prayer/meditation, grounding, all good methods. maybe asking for his reassurance straight-up can help
reassurance doesnt help anymore - the 'checking' compusion has gotten so bad and this has been going on for months so theres no support really. But yes i want to learn how to meditate!
meditation can be very great , puts you in a very gentle mindset once you achieve a certain state !! maybe practice with your partner, learn together :-)
A rule of meditation that my teacher taught me rly helped me. After relaxing and getting into a chill state, if any thoughts come to you (good bad or anything in-between) you acknowledge them and how they make u feel then release it. That way it's acknowledged without looking for reassurance. Hopefully that makes sense.
It might not sound very helpful but I found this works for me, at least a little bit, I communicate to that person that I am feeling this way. Let them know you can't help it. In my mind, a problem shared is a problem lessened.
as someone else mentioned, mention this to your partner! the two of you can work on a solution if you find that helpful
I don't have the answer. I'm in a similar place. I think this is where my ocd & my insecure attachment style run hed on into one another. I have been leaving myself notes on my phone that are lists of all the reasons I should interpret my partner through a kinder lens. there is one note that said "remember this feeling. Im happy and optimistic about the future. "
Also my favorite thought stopping technique is to scream stop(in my head if necessary) and imagine a stop sign flying towards my face.
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