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Pheobe37

828d

Does anyone have any tips for getting past intense compulsions to have things “just right” or repeat things (like flipping light switches or walking) until it feels just right? I have been driving my partner insane constantly flipping the switches in our apartment until it feels right for me. Knowing my compulsions are likely bothering someone I love deeply is frustrating and a little alienating because he doesn’t understand why I do these things.

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    • BravestToaster

      820d

      I entirely feel for you. I have compulsions that bother my boyfriend a lot, like having to clear my throat until it "feels right" . He is a light sleeper and it makes it hard for him to sleep :/ I have started counting to 10 slowly with each breath and if I give in to a compulsion, I started again with the number before where I lost it until I get to 10 then I start again but go to 20 and I at least feel a little better 😅 I am still perfecting this though since I just started trying this maybe a couple weeks ago

    • BravestToaster

      820d

      I entirely feel for you. I have compulsions that bother my boyfriend a lot, like having to clear my throat until it "feels right" . He is a light sleeper and it makes it hard for him to sleep :/ I have started counting to 10 slowly with each breath and if I give in to a compulsion, I started again with the number before where I lost it until I get to 10 then I start again but go to 20 and I at least feel a little better 😅 I am still perfecting this though since I just started trying this maybe a couple weeks ago

    • Calla

      827d

      Are there other less "visible" things you are able to redirect your fixations onto? I know it can feel isolating to "hide" this part of ourselves from our loved ones.

    • Pheobe37

      828d

      Yes please! I don’t have anyone in my close circle who really understands OCD, I mean I don’t even since I was just diagnosed.

    • Helpmelol

      828d

      I don’t have any helpful tips, but I have the same issues and I’m always here to talk. We can figure it out together❤️

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