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Anyone struggling with OCD / 'Pure O'

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Johnniewalkerblue Sun 22-Dec-13 17:30:25

Hello, can anyone identify with what I'm going through...

My ocd centres around bad things happening to my children and will constantly nag away at me saying 'what if you let this happen', 'what if you let that happen'. It will constantly present me with scenarios of when awful things could technically have happened, to the point that they seem like they may have really happened. It's mainly focused on them being abused by someone. Although I have no evidence of this at all.

I'm stuck in an endless cycle of replaying the past in my mind. It's exhausting and I really don't know how I can carry on like this.

I know I'll never get the answers that my brain is seeking and I have had cbt so I know what I need to do, it's just soooooo hard.

I can't just let things lie, every once in a while I'll think, oh it's been x amount of time and I haven't thought about that time when, which of course transports me straight back there.

I don't know what I'm hoping to get from posting really, I guess it would good to chat to others who know what's it's like to have ocd after becoming a parent and how they cope.


Johnniewalkerblue Fri 27-Dec-13 16:01:35

Have pm'd you working.

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