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    ed3842
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      <p style=”text-align: center;”>Hi all so I suffer from intrusive thought and was see a girl who treated me very badly and now my intrusive thoughts are bk and am in a new  relationship which is great but ocd is affecting me to enjoy my life , so I will have a thought about the girl who treated me badly and then automatically think I’ve been round to the girl who treated me badly and then my anxiety goes through the roof and think shit I went round but even though I know it just my ocd I feel like i have cause I’ve had the thought I think it happened and believe it but feels like I’ve cheated on my new girlfriend I don’t want to speak about it to my new girlfriend as ocd has ruined past relationship just struggling to be able to say to my self or just ocd and all day and night keep going over it , did I go round to the bad girl I’m feel guilty all the time even tho it just a thought feels like I have done it but if I has I would know would I.  Just wanna know if any one has any ideas to help me out of this loop even think I go round there in my sleep if I have a thought</p>

      #30135
      wannabefree
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        The one thing that comes to mind is’

        Keep it simple, Suffering soul. (K.I.S.S.S.)

        When we try to look too deeply into things, a lot of unexplainable things come to mind, that we ourselves, are in no way equipped to deal with. We nee to just ‘Allow things to just be’, instead of fruitless attempts at changing everything to our own desires. Other people are exactly that; Other people. With totally different viewpoints on life in general to our own.

        Why are other people like that? Well, if we knew, perhaps life would be a little easier, I don’t know.

        Wannabe

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        Forum Moderators

          Hi:

          Forum moderators here; we’re sorry you haven’t had many replies yet. Please don’t take this personally or ever think you’re alone. It may just be that forum users are taking a bit of  time to consider how to reply and support you.

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          #31124
          cbwirral
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            <p style=”text-align: left;”>Hi ed3842,</p>
            For my intrusive thoughts, the best trick I’ve got to acknowledge them neutrally.

            It can stop the loop in it’s tracks or just take the “bite” out of it. It can be difficult as it you’re anything like me you get thoughts throughout the day, but it’s helped me at times.

            I say “I notice I’m having an intrusive thought about [whatever thought].”

            That can work itself but at times I finish with “I’d like to think about [insert something you like]” which can help me move on out the loop.

            Keep in mind that it can be difficult to: 1. be bothered, 2. Keep it up, 3. Not jump back into the thought loop.

            It doesn’t always work for me it’s definitely helped.

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