How do people react, and how do you feel afterwards? It would be really nice to not have my entire mood thrust into a painful spiral based on nothing but someone else's mood, you know? My OCD has been out of control and I hate myself and I wish I was dead. I don't know if I strictly have OCD, but a lot of my anxiety manifests with the desire/compulsion to check things. What makes it difficult a) to notice, and b) to avoid, is that most of this checking is mental and internal. Rather than things like physica... TW: Compulsive skin picking, brief descriptions of what I pick, urges, etc. So I managed to stop biting my nails when I was a young teen, and I couldn't stop picking the skin around my nails. I also chew the skin on my lips and pick at spot-like things on... I pick and chew the dry skin around my fingernails and off my lips. It's pretty awful. I have rumination tendencies that are really awful too, and I can't work out which is better/worse! Anyway. The key to kicking OCD is apparently resisting compulsions a... I have rOCD and I'm struggling a lot this week. My boyfriend's wife had a wobble about their nonmonogamy just after he and I slept together. (We had been dating for about a month, so it wasn't sprung onto her, since us spending the night together involved... You know that kind of day where you're totally terrified for no reason that you can find, and everything is a sign of something terrible... I've been having a day like that. I did manage to go out and get a haircut and come out relatively unscathed, so th... ... so I'm going to try this writing-it-down thing. Wish me luck!