Trying to start a language learning thing, but my OCD prevents me from doing so. - Social Anxiety Forum
Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-09-2012, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
SAS Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: United States
Gender: Male
Age: 27
Posts: 1,197

Trying to start a language learning thing, but my OCD prevents me from doing so.

This has actually been going on for years, whether it be a language book or something on a site. In this case it's the latter. I'm trying to start something on a language site, but if I click the button and get a "dirty thought" while I'm doing so the entire thing is contaminated and now I must go back and press the button without having a "dirty thought." I guess I should just do it in spite of having a "dirty thought," right? If you have OCD you probably know what I'm talking about.
Ryukil is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 07:09 AM
SAS Member
pehrj's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Gender: Male
Posts: 380
I know what you're going through. The only advice I can really give you is to label the thought just what it is (an intrusive, OCD thought that's just a picture and/or words), accept that as someone who is dealing with OCD that it is going to happen to you occasionally, but continue on anyways.

You have to decide what you value more. Do you value learning a new language more, or do you value strengthening intrusive thoughts more?
pehrj is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone else have trouble learning another language? Miss Anthrophobic Coping With Social Anxiety 20 11-17-2010 04:14 AM
Self learning a language. low General Discussion 11 08-29-2010 10:44 AM
Anyone here taking a foreign language?/Language Learning woes tvgirl48 Coping With Social Anxiety 20 04-17-2009 09:24 AM
The wonderful thing about knowledge, education and learning. Gerard Students 3 12-06-2008 07:07 AM
Learning a new language Beetlebum Coping With Social Anxiety 16 02-18-2007 05:15 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome