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What are you supposed to do after facing Pure O fears?



Well-known member
Nov 9, 2013
I've been actively tackling a couple of my obsessions that really triggers me.

The problem is after I do exposure I'm left feeling really vulnerable and afraid, I'll spend ages ruminating over what I did and whether I should do my compulsions to get rid of the fears and doubts.

I'm unsure what's next in the process, what am I supposed to do with all the anxiety and disgust it creates in me?


Oct 5, 2019
South Carolina, USA
I'm not sure, but I have "pure O" too, although they say that we do compulsions, often trying to figure things out past the point of actually getting anywhere. I try to resist that. So if you just sit there and feel the fear you're probably doing the right thing. Or get up and do something unrelated and feel the fear, whatever you can do.
Good luck.