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Old 06-12-18, 23:15
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Re: Can anybody recommend a wash basket?

I had another big contamination issue tonight

My partner done a wash and there was clean washing on the radiator so I had to rewash these clothes and worry about having to replace the radiator.

I know you will say my ocd is lying but for me itís a genuine worry. I mean I donít worry if she goes near the heater when there is no clothes itís barely the thought that the washing isnít clean or the thought the washing if kept on heater would have contaminated my sofa and drawers and anywhere I worn these items.

I feel my world is being hoovered up and I feel like the last house eventually lots of Areas become ďforever contaminatedĒ. Like I say itís mostly dirty laundry that is worrying me right now so perhaps someone can reassure me that perhaps they do things differently in there house.

 For me dirty washing near clean washing causes me too much stess. Yes I mean I can name times when I got changed in my bedroom and there was clean washing around and it only caused me mild anxiety.

The laundry on the heater issue happened in my old house I canít remember much of what I done other than I would move it when doing a dirty wash so Iím guessing this happened in the past and I kept using the heater. This time Iím not overly keen on using the heater I mean yes itís rash as when I use a suitcase it carryís both clean and dirty washing so it does contradict but it seems my ocd just doesnít like some stuff and wants to believe there is a danger or anxiety to be had.

 I worry about these issues forever more and donít forget thatís the issue I can pin point 1,2,3,4,5..ect areas of my home where I believe a handle, an area of floor or whatever is tainted I donít know how I can get out of that thinking. I mean it must happen to everybody whether it be a leak or something in there house that gets spoiled or dirty and they have to live with it for someone without ocd itís not forever contaminated but for me this kind of ocd I cant live with and I moved house partly due to it. My reaction is to avoid it but this seems typical of ocd from what I have been reading

Also my partner put some Xmas presents in cupboard and she walked over bed which had a dirty washing item so I worry cupboard is tainted?
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Old 08-12-18, 10:46
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Re: Can anybody recommend a wash basket?

My anxiety so far has told me:

1. I need to move house

2. I need to replace the radiator

3. It will take me a long time to accept the radiator like it did with the door

im guessing I should I be aiming for number 3 to live with it but I find it hard like a suitcase has dirty washing plus clean yet I don’t worry yet this even if it touched the radiator would create a similar surface of so called germs yet I don’t feel or think like that? Is that something I can change or challenge because so often I have these contradictory situations and my head focuses on certain issues. Logically it makes no sense when another example is my bed I take my clothes off to change put them on the bed they are dirty yet my partner puts clean washing in the same spot without any worry from me.

Thus is where I don’t get my ocd it all seems unnecessary to worry like this. It I feel absolutely awful and think about stuff being “ruined”?

---------- Post added at 09:46 ---------- Previous post was at 09:45 ----------

It seems my irons worry has been replaced by this
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