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OCD Getting Sued/ Financial Ruination

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Guitar88

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Anyone else's OCD occasionally revolve around getting sued for some odd ball reason and facing financial ruination for it? Being a type A personality like myself, I fear losing everything that I've worked myself to death for. I definitely lean more towards catastrophic thinking and ruminating. My most recent obsession is regarding a piece of land I purchased with intent to build a home shortly. Somehow what has popped into my head is what if someone wanders onto my property, gets injured, and files suit against me for everything I'm worth...I know it's far fetched, but my ocd reminds of how sue-happy everybody is now...
 
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NorasDad

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Anyone else's OCD occasionally revolve around getting sued for some odd ball reason and facing financial ruination for it? Being a type A personality like myself, I fear losing everything that I've worked myself to death for. I definitely lean more towards catastrophic thinking and ruminating. My most recent obsession is regarding a piece of land I purchased with intent to build a home shortly. Somehow what has popped into my head is what if someone wanders onto my property, gets injured, and files suit against me for everything I'm worth...I know it's far fetched, but my ocd reminds of how sue-happy everybody is now...
The problem with OCD is that it uses the normal alarm/guilt pathways in your mind to make it hard to distinguish between a rational fear and an irrational one. What makes it harder is that weird things do happen.

I would bet that if you stop and take stock of your feelings when you start to ruminate on this you will find some guilt or shame feelings that you're trying to override. If you want to put it in financial terms, you're adding a tax to your investment every time you ruminate about getting sued.
 
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