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Ashby

726d

Having another OCD attack, I politely asked my brother to do the dishes after dinner bc I had cleaned the kitchen. He said “yeah” then hours later they hadn’t been touched so I asked him “hey are u still planning to do the dishes” and he responded “eh i might just unload them there’s not that many” so I said “ok how about I unload the dishwasher and you load it” and he said “can you stop freaking out?” And I was like “what?” And he said “I know how you get” And i feel like a terrible person. I feel like my family doesn’t want to be around me because I can’t control my impulses. I’m trying to ask people for help (example: asking my brother to do the dishes) so I don’t go on a compulsive rampage, but comments like that make me feel so terrible about myself and isolated and I don’t know what to do to help myself. I don’t know if I should dissociate and give into the impulses or try to ignore them which results in massive anxiety attacks/ panic attacks. It’s times like this where I wish I had a therapist to help me sort things out. Any advice would be greatly appreciated:(💚

    • Frapples

      725d

      If therapy is out of reach atm, you definitely need to try and reassert yourself. A lot of people assume that OCD behaviours are just people being bossy/particular/hard to please etc. They don't understand that without serious professional help, these triggers/rules/behaviours are outside of our control! We know it's crazy too! We do not in fact start our day *trying* to make people miserable. So a dialogue about how to manage it as a collective could ease a lot of stress for everyone.

    • fuzzy419

      726d

      I think you might wanna try to express to your family that you are asking them to do these things so you can feel better mentally. It might take a bit but it is worth expressing how you feel and what you deal with so they can understand better. I promise you that you arent a bad person or that people don't want to be around you, it's sometimes just harder for them to understand when they don't experience the disorder themselves.

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