Dr, i am a medical student myself. And i have a prob of overthinking. A guy, lets call him S. S and i have been best friends for 10 years. We were in a relationship for an year in those 10 yrs which was the most perfect time. We would talk everyday before but some probs started between us later, n we broke off. We were still the best of friends. But we would talk only once or twice a month. Last march, we began flirting and sexting, opening up more about our feelings, which brought us closer. I cherished all of it. I knew it was love. But still a voice inside me sometimes said "why are we talking more now? Is it because of sex? Is it because he is getting sex?" I knew he is not like that at all. I knew he loves me unconditionally, understands me perfectly, does so much for me.i tried 2 cnvince myslf.bt dat thot kpt coming. I told hm abt it. Hez heartbroken. Said how cud i of all da ppl thnk ths of all da things. N he said it mks hm thnk wht nxt thot ill hv.Pls hlp me fite dese voices
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Hi.. , Distract yourself.. Find an activity, like knitting or working with your hands that requires so much attention that your brain is forced to be distracted from overthinking. Working with you hands is especially good, because it engages your motor skills as well as your thinking process.. when someone views something suspenseful, the brain is forced to become stuck in the present because all of your senses are completely engaged. You literally don’t have time to worry about the future because your mind is focused on that’s stimulating you right now.
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