I was wondering if any of you out there have harming thoughts? I experienced them for a year and a half after my first but they still surface now, 3 years PP. I have them towards the closest people in my life.
I'm not afraid of the thoughts but I am disturbed and annoyed. I've read, researched and watched enough stuff to know that the thoughts are rarely acted upon. There's actually a great episode of the show "Obsessed" on A&E which deals with the specific OCD obsession of harming thoughts that was a real eye opener to me. It doesn't always decrease the anxiety and guilt that accompanies thoughts of harming a loved one.
Just curious to share experiences and see how others are coping or how often/far down the road these thoughts are still occurring. If you're suffering, know you're not alone. I kept quiet about it for years. It's unfortunate that our we're not educated more in this society to look out for these symptoms.