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      Hi I have intrusive thoughts and compulsions gradually and am trying not to seek reassurance.But seeking reassurance makes ocd a lot easier to deal with and I don’t really want to stop.


        Yes, but try not to rely on others to tell you you’re OK. Try to work it out for yourself.


          It can make things easier in the short term, but then, Do we believe what is being said, or try to seek more evidence in our favour? And if we get into the habit of continually seeking reassurance, we effectively become slaves to other people’s opinions, people who perhaps might not always have our best interests at heart…

          Self assurance, from waiting out anxious feelings, from proving to ourselves that, yes, we are okay, our intentions are good, we are good people, and are aware, because we care, maybe just a little too much for our own good…

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