Today I did a ton of exposures. I was away from my house pretty much all day, went out to lunch with someone who makes me extremely anxious, spent 2 hours cleaning up after a rummage sale- cleaning up dusty, in a few cases moldy, items that hundreds of people had touched in the last three days- and visited pretty much everyone in my family. I watched my dad clean up cat vomit with a pancake turner that apparently lives in their dish drainer (where other dishes sometimes go), and didn't run from the house screaming.
But when my mom noted that I wouldn't want a slice of her apple since she'd touched it, I felt bad about myself.
So in addition to working on exposures, I think I need to work on giving myself credit and not letting anyone else's opinion matter more than mine.
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