#114- De-Associating Music and Memories, Getting Started With HO-OCD, and “Not Wanting Us”

On this episode, I answer a listener’s question about how he can de-associate songs and memories he has about a past relationship. I also talk about how he can fight against his ruminations about that past relationship while he’s at it. The next question is from a 16 year old…

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#113- Nausea Panic, “Loud” Surroundings, and Starting College With Pure O

On this episode, I answer a question from someone struggling with panic attacks while feeling nauseous for several hours! The next question is about someone struggling with “loud” environments and dealing with “bossy” spaces. For this question, I’m asking for the FearCast family to reach out with their suggestions and…

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SO-OCD: “Late Bloomers,” Anxiety During Imaginals, and Genetics

On this episode, I answer a listener’s question about the idea of “late bloomers,” or people who discover their sexuality later in life, and how the idea serves as a tremendous trigger and rocket fuel for their Sexual Orientation OCD. Next, I discuss a listener’s concerns about not feeling anxious…

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What If Love Isn’t A Choice, Partners Who Don’t Understand OCD, and Convincing Compulsions

On this week’s episode, I answer three questions! The first is from someone who’s partner says that love isn’t a choice, and that their partner with ROCD should leave unless they have constant strong feelings. Next, I answer a listener’s questions about breaking up a relationship because of the guilt…

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ROCD about my partner’s real “condition,” and Do my anxieties mean I’m not in the right relationship?

For today’s episode, I discuss two listener questions on the ROCD spectrum. The first one (3:31) deals with someone obsessing about their partner’s physical condition, an actual physical/ medical condition, and what that would mean for their future, kids, etc. The second question (23:18) has to do with the attention…

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What To Do With “Flavor of the Week OCD?”

Today’s episode comes from an audio question. The questioner asks what she can do about obsessions that switch themes rapidly. Should she keep doing scripts? Keep doing what her therapist says? Follow the fluctuating obsession? I call this “Flavor of the Week OCD” and it is a phenomenon that happens…

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How Can I Tell If It’s HOCD or Suppressed Attraction?

On today’s episode, I answer a question about how someone can tell the difference between suppressed attraction or whether the feelings they have are the result of HOCD? Along with this question, the listener wants to know how they can deal with (well, they actually want to suppress) the compulsions…

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