Not sure if I should see a therapist?

6 January 2018 - 9:55

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I have very bad pocd, I'm constantly worrying that my thoughts are true and whenever I'm around people I'm scared incase I'll show signs which make people think I'm a bad person. It's all I can think about and I just feel so down and very depressed and alone, with no motivation to do anything,  I just can't even see a light at the end of the tunnel. I used to see a psychologist and take fluoxetine and I remember being happy for a while so maybe it did help ? but if it helped why would I still be feeling this way as well as this, my boyfriend doesn't have any knowledge or experience of mental illnesses, he encourages me to not take medication and says I should not see a therapist. When I did see a therapist he got very offended, saying that I should feel comfortable talking to him about it and making me feel like a bad/weak person for needing help from a professional. I'm scared that if I see one he might break up with me. It's such a difficult situation, don't know what to do any advice would be much appreciated xx 

6 January 2018 - 10:07

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When I feel this way the only solution I can see is to just end it all, but I am too scared and couldn't do that to my mum I just feel all over the place right now

6 January 2018 - 10:07

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When I feel this way the only solution I can see is to just end it all, but I am too scared and couldn't do that to my mum I just feel all over the place right now

6 January 2018 - 10:48

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Hey dogsarecute,

I think if it's affecting you in such a way then there is absolutely no shame in seeking help. Perhaps your previous meds etc were just a temporary fix, and you could consult with a therapist on this.

Your boyfriend should be more supportive, as difficult as it may be for someone else to understand, when they themselves are not affected. I agree that you should talk to your boyfriend but he is not a professional, so please do not allow him to pressure you into staying quiet.

As to him possibly breaking up with you? Well if he is preventing you from seeking further help, that could potentially make you feel better, to appease his own ego, then he is hardly worth being with. I have a girlfriend (of eight years) who has been very supportive, although she doesn't understand properly.

I am no expert but it couldn't hurt to seek help if you think that's what you should need.

Kind regards,

ThatUKGuy

P.S - dogs are cute.

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