Hi everyone! I hope that you are all managing to cope with your anxiety symptoms. I just joined the group today because I’m looking for some advice and support for the acute anxiety I’ve been dealing with for the past couple of months. I’ve mainly been struggling by ruminating on past mistakes that I’ve made, whether it was something to do with my current romantic relationship or with my friends.
I had already previously confronted all of these mistakes and their causes internally, forgiven myself, and learned from them. That is, until now. Recently, I’ve started questioning whether or not I am a good person and I’ve started to rehash all of these old mistakes, going so far as to purge and share them with my partner.
My therapist has rightly told me that these compulsive confessions are not helping me or my partner in any way, because all it does is feed my anxiety further and cause my partner to doubt my desire to be with him. By doing this, I’ve been hurting us both.
So now, here I am, still experiencing these negative thoughts and wondering how on earth am I going to just move past them?
Has anyone else experienced something similar, and if so, how did you manage it?
Also, sometimes I’ve felt like I deserve this anxiety, like it’s my punishment for having done bad things in the past.
I feel like I don’t deserve to relax or feel at peace or distract myself from the past mistakes, and so I constantly rehash it.
It’s like little alarm bells go off in my head whenever I’m relaxing, telling me “wait, wait, you’re a bad person, you’re not allowed to feel alright!!”
Let me know if anyone else has experienced this haha!
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