Involuntary smiling...the symptom that landed me here
For a long time now, I have had a strong urge to smile (smirk?) during difficult conversations, and of course the more I think about it the stronger the urge is. I'm a therapist, so having this reaction while talking to someone who, say, is regretting her abortion, is completely unacceptable. Which makes it even harder to control. I feel like even if I control my mouth, my eyes are still smiling/smirking, kwim? After a while, I'm not even focusing on my client anymore, I'm just focused on controlling my face so I can appear professional. I must be doing ok, because I haven't lost any clients, etc., but I live in constant fear that I won't be able to control it. I also have the same problem with my husband, and I can't control it. He thought I was cheating on him for a long time because of my smirkiness.
Anyone else experience this or something like it, and any advice?? I'm desperate.