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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Checking About Past Partners, Swallowing Obsessions, and Feeling “Saved”

On this week’s episode, I decided to pack a relatively short episode with three questions and a feedback email. I discuss a wide range of topics, including how to deal with obsessions about past partners and how this impacts the state of the current relationship. I also discuss someone’s swallowing…

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How Do I “Just Be” With My Thoughts, And How Do I Get Certainty About My Feelings For My Boyfriend?

On this week’s episode, I answer two questions from listeners about their struggles with OCD. The first question deals with how someone can practice being with their thoughts and disengaging from their rumination. What are they supposed to do? The second question is about how someone can get certainty about…

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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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HOCD caused by my ROCD? And HOCD caused by my lack of relationship experience?

On this episode, I answer two questions that center around HOCD (Sexual Orientation OCD, i.e. SO-OCD), but ask different questions within these two themes. The first question (6:40) is about a woman suffering with ROCD about her boyfriend, but the ROCD is then compounded by obsessions about her sexuality and…

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A Little Bit of Unicycle, A Lot of OCD

On this episode, I answer a bunch of listener questions on a variety of topics. I also talk about my own effort to learn something new and rely on the FearCast community for encouragement and accountability. Lastly, I’m starting to list the question and the minutes for each episode below…

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December Jumble- HOCD, ROCD, Hyperawareness, Scrupulosity

This is one of those hodge-podge episodes that touches on a lot of different topics. I answer questions about whether someone has fallen out of love, what exposures someone can do to address their hyperawareness of their eyes while reading, whether one can be certain of their faith, and whether…

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Intrusive Thoughts At Church, and The HOCD/ROCD Venn Diagram

This episode is packed with some great questions! First, I answer a question about dealing with sexually explicit thoughts at church! After that, I talk about the relationship between ROCD and HOCD, or as I call it, the ROCD/ HOCD Venn Diagram. They are kinda like salt and pepper. Yes,…

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