Obsessive anxiety - but only relating to family members...advice please?

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Hello everyone, not sure of the etqiuette on this - completely new to me - but I am here for advice and support.

For over 20 years now I have suffered with Generalised Anxiety Disorder which stemmed from a bad bout of OCD when I was a kid.

It only ever flares up nowadays when it comes to family relationships.  Something as simple as a non-returned text (assumed problems), through to needing reassurance that everyone is ok and that everyone is happy with me and my wife.

I'm here now as this morning it flared up and I am at work, but completely unable to focus - I feel SO lethargic and feel like walking out.  I am usually very positive and motivated - but GAD gets me at the core.

I feel so frustrated by it all, just want it to not be there anymore.  I thought it would go with age.

I am tired, over sensitive to everything and feel very emotional.

Can anyone offer advice on a similar circumstance?

if not - thanks for reading this anyway biggrin

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    Hi Nick.

    I am in a similar situation. read 'obsessive compulsive questionning'. There is quite a bit of advice on there which may help. Pop n talk to me whenever smile

    xx

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    it might be worth discussing with your GP the possiblity of haveing a session of CBT. I went on a group session for about 5 weeks and there were people with concerns very similar to your and they seemed to find the CBT helped them to work around it.

    good luck

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      I will post you ilinks to the CBT self help guides i was given during my therapy. These should help. If you read and egage in what they tell you to do you should be able to see a big difference. CBT teaches you to change the way you think and manage irrational and intrusive thoughts...... Im at work atm but when i finish i will send the links over...xxx
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    Below is the book CBT therapists give patients to read. It covers everything. its great!!.. 

    Overcoming Low Self-esteem: Self-help Guide Using..., Fennell, Melanie

    xxx

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