#174- Is SO-OCD Decreasing My Attraction To My Partner?

Today’s audio question comes in from “C” who wants to know whether her SO-OCD is decreasing her sense of attraction to her partner, or if she is actually experiencing a change, transition, or awakening to the realization that she’s actually, truly, gay. I go through the question and discuss several…

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#170- Staying Present Amidst My SO-OCD and ROCD Obsessions, and Psychics Ruining My Marriage!

Today’s questions come from listeners both struggling with ROCD. One is struggling with the dreaded combo of ROCD and SO-OCD, and the other is struggling with news from their psychic (and later astrological charts) that her and her to-be husband are NOT meant to be. No evidence? Hearsay? Unfounded confidence?…

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#132- OCD, Dating, And Relationships with Lauren Rosen, MFT

For today’s episode, I was joined by Lauren Rosen, MFT, to discuss dating and relationships while dealing with OCD. This is in response to last week’s episode where I discussed dating and some listeners thought I could have gone into more detail, so Lauren and I spent 45 minutes talking…

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#131- Partner Focused ROCD, and Exposures For, and Dating Despite, SO-OCD

Another audio question for this week! For this week, I answer two questions, one from an audio submitter, and another from Instagram. The first question is about Partner Focused ROCD and being obsessed about whether her partner was moral, or moral enough. The next question is about exposure suggestions for…

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#124- SO-OCD On LGBTQ+ Spectrum and What To Do With Terrible Anxiety During Relapse

For this episode, I answered an audio question sent in through Instagram. The questioner asks about what they can do with their SO-OCD when it suggests they are not Bi-curious, but are actually “just gay.” I also answer a question from someone wondering what they can do with their anxiety…

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#123- Casadastraphobia Story, Getting Mom’s Support, and Feeling Like I’m Back At Square One

For today’s episode, someone shared their awareness of Casadastraphobia story after listening to the Phobia Phriday episode on that phobia. After that, I answer a question from someone wondering how to get their mom’s support when they’ve already tried sharing articles about OCD with them. Last, I answer a question…

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#120- Struggling With SO-OCD, and Using Thought Stopping and Logic

On this episode, I answer an audio question from someone struggling to deal with SO-OCD and he wants to know how he can deal with the thoughts returning now that he’s effectively practiced disengaging from the thoughts and compulsive behaviors. Next, I answer a question about whether thoughts stopping is…

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#119- Justice Based Treatment For SO-OCD with Dr. Lauren Wadsworth

Today I was joined by Dr. Lauren Wadsworth who shared her thoughts and recommendations for changes in treatment for Sexual Orientation OCD (SO-OCD). In addition to our discussion about Justice Oriented treatment for SO-OCD, we touch briefly on some recommendations for changes to racially focused obsessions. Dr. Wadsworth is a…

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