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    LaylaGrace
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      I have OCD and also aark and evil intrusive thoughts that terrify me. Everyone says thoughts are just thoughts and to rry to roll with them and not let them bother me. But how? They’re terrifying.

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      johna2
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        But they ARE only thoughts. You are not going to act upon them. Yes, they are disturbing, but in another sense, they are just paper tigers. Try to just watch them come and go. Try not to identify them as MY thoughts. They are just thoughts. In themselves they can’t hurt you. Try not to invest time and energy into them.

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          Hello: Forum Moderators here:

          Please remember that you can also contact the OCD Action Helpline to talk to or email someone who understands OCD.

          Our Helpline volunteers provide confidential help, information and support for people with OCD (and anyone who thinks they may have OCD). Most volunteers have personal experience of OCD; all understand how it can impact your entire life. Contact our Helpline by:

          • phone: 0300 636 5478 (this is a UK number).
          • email: support@ocdaction.org.uk

          And please remember that you’re never alone – OCD Action is always here to help and support you.

          Best wishes,

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