Confidence

11 December 2018 - 11:52

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Hey all
Does anyone else think OCD doubt is primarily a confidence problem. I mean we all know deep down our intrusive thoughts are a load of crap, we aren't delusional. And we are all supposed to experience intrusive thoughts and images regardless of having OCD or not. So with this in mind is it a lack if confidence in ourselves?
What are your thoughts?

11 December 2018 - 12:39

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I think its a major factor for me. I was a very confident child & did not start to suffer from intrusive thoughts until my ex husband stole my confidence with his mental abuse. Despite the divorce 14 years ago, my confidence continued to diminish. I have zero confidence in myself and torture myself over things, playing them over and over in my head

11 December 2018 - 14:54

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Do you mind if I ask what sort of intrusive thoughts you experience. X

11 December 2018 - 16:36

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Usually, we say Trust in yourself, trust your intuition but those with OCD don't have an accurate intuition sometimes.  

11 December 2018 - 17:27

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My main intrusive thought over the years has been that I will go insane and be sectioned. My ex used to tell me I had "mental problems" whenever I disagreed with him or had an issue with his extremely unreasonable behaviour. He convinced me that I was the problem. He left me in a particularly cruel way when my youngest was 6 months old. I was so insecure and found single parenting overwhelming at times. I am currently battling intrusive thoughts about chemical contamination and whats called "real event ocd" and guilt. Its all about responsibility and fear of uncertainty with me

11 December 2018 - 17:27

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My main intrusive thought over the years has been that I will go insane and be sectioned. My ex used to tell me I had "mental problems" whenever I disagreed with him or had an issue with his extremely unreasonable behaviour. He convinced me that I was the problem. He left me in a particularly cruel way when my youngest was 6 months old. I was so insecure and found single parenting overwhelming at times. I am currently battling intrusive thoughts about chemical contamination and whats called "real event ocd" and guilt. Its all about responsibility and fear of uncertainty with me

11 December 2018 - 23:33

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Sounds like your hub was gaslighting you. I love single moms, my mom was one.

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