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Default Does it help to talk about the things you're anxious about?

Especially when needing to make a decision and obsessing over whether each choice is the right one. Does it help to discuss your concerns with a friend or family member? Or would this be enabling?
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Especially when needing to make a decision and obsessing over whether each choice is the right one. Does it help to discuss your concerns with a friend or family member? Or would this be enabling?


Yes it does help, depending on who you talk to of course. The key is to talk to someone you trust - someone who wants what is best for you! That could be a relative, a friend, a doctor or a therapist.

Talking to someone about something thatís got you spinning your wheels gives you the benefit of a fresh perspective. Sometimes we can get so caught up in our own unhelpful thought patterns that we actually need someone to help us break out of them.

If you have a therapist, make an appointment to discuss whatís bothering you. And if you donít have a therapist, consider finding one, a good therapist can help walk you through what is going on internally and provide you with strategies to help.

Best of luck, Bee! :-)
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Default Re: Does it help to talk about the things you're anxious about?

Yeah talking definitely helps me especially if the person is kind, outgoing, empathetic and nonjudgemental. But I have found myself obsessing and the obsessing leads to the need for reassurance and then talking to someone about my obsession becomes my compulsion and I end up constantly talking about it maybe not even in the same form, but in one form or another and I think it is overwhelming to someone who didn't sign up for that.
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