Technically if there’s no identifiable person involved you can’t get into any trouble. Most things aren’t as big of a deal once you open up about them in therapy, especially things from being so young. In fact, it helps to be honest simply because that’s how they can help you.
My counselor always pointed out that I let out my secret when I told her and that I was taking the weight off. And that she could better help me when I told her. Just how she would write out my obsessions and I’d see her do it, and she’d say them as part of exposure response therapy.
Ultimately, the best way to deal with an obsession is to just accept that it’s there, that it has no meaning whether it’s true or not. We all have things in our past that can turn into obsessions, I do too, but eventually after acceptance and exposure sets in, it gets better (or the unfortunate changing to a different obsession in focus).
- Please get out of bed, I know it’s easy to stay there, I know there were days I couldn’t stomach anything, but I tried my best and eventually my body learned that it had to eat no matter what was going on in my head, I’d force breakfast, and a week later I could eat normally again. Letting these things get in the way of your daily activities is giving into the disorder, doing these things regardless of your mind. helps you to recover.