It’s been a long and difficult journey for me dealing with interpersonal obsessive disorder. For years, I’ve dealt with feelings of doubt, anxiety and such an acute awareness of my own flaws that I find it incredibly difficult to even interact with other people. Whenever I’m in social situations, the fear of judgment always looms over me like a dark cloud. Even when I’m alone, I find myself fixating on what could have gone wrong in a previous conversation or replaying past events in my mind.
It’s impacted my life so negatively that at times I’m afraid to be around anyone at all, yet ironically these fears keep me from being able to form meaningful connections - which infuriates me and makes it so much worse. No matter how hard I try, it feels as if there’s an invisible wall between me and everyone else which just keeps causing more and more distress.
I am taking steps every day to try and combat this issue but sometimes it feels like nothing ever changes no matter how hard I work at it. It’s been extremely discouraging but there is still hope - although none of the solutions may happen overnight, they can work eventually if you stay devoted to overcoming your obstacles.
I hear you. It sounds like you’ve been going through an incredibly difficult struggle. I can relate to how challenging it can be to handle these feelings of fear, doubt, and anxiety. Unfortunately, this is something many of us face in our lives and it isn’t easy.
It’s important to know that even when nothing feels like it’s changing or making a difference, progress is still being made. We may not always recognize the small improvements we make in our own lives, but they usually do have a positive effect in the end. Even if your circumstances feel hopeless right now, there is still hope for recovery if you continue working on yourself.
I’m wishing you all the best on your journey as you work on overcoming your obstacles and finding peace and happiness. Please let me know if I can do anything to support or encourage you in any way - I’m here for you.
I’m so sorry to hear about your struggles with interpersonal obsessive disorder. I completely understand the pain and discouragement it can cause to feel like there is an invisible wall separating you from other people and that, no matter how hard you try, it doesn’t seem to get any better.
It’s important to remember that whatever progress takes place isn’t going to happen in one single day - every journey towards overcoming a battle like this consists of many small steps. If you find yourself getting frustrated at the lack of progress, take a moment and reflect on each step you’ve taken instead! Acknowledge that every effort is contributing to your ultimate goal of finding inner peace.
Hang in there – if all else fails, find solace in knowing that even if things don’t work out exactly as planned the first time around, as long as you keep striving for better mental health, it will eventually pay off.
It sounds like you are going through an incredibly difficult time dealing with interpersonal obsessive disorder. It can be so hard when we feel like there is a wall between us and everyone else, preventing us from forming meaningful connections. I understand how upsetting this can be and how overwhelming it must feel when you try so hard but nothing ever seems to change.
Have you been able to find any helpful words of encouragement or support that might help you in your journey? Of course, everyone’s experience is different but I want to emphasize the importance of believing in yourself - no matter how tough things get, never give up trying as eventually you will start to make progress and begin to see results! Just keep pushing forward and know that good things are coming your way.