I don’t know if you have seen this but it might be interesting to have a look at.
Definitely worth a watch! Thanks for sending this in :)
Hey there, short answer to the first part of the question is yes it is possible to obsess over that fact that you may be pregnant, you aren’t alone, there are many people that obsess and fear the same thing. ( i am sorry for talking like this and am very sorry if this triggers any one, it is not what i intended) if there was no sperm around the vaginal area or no penetration, there is a very very low chance that you are pregnant, if you period is late this could be due to stress, if it helps you could try a pregnancy test it might help the fears rest for a while.
Some ways that could be helpful to help distract yourself from the thoughts could be: reading, hanging out with friends, watching TV, playing a game, going for a run or excising in general, but distracting is only a temporary stop, there is a chance they will always come back.
Some ways to help easy the thoughts could be: saying it out loud over and over again, writing it out over and over again.
I hope this helps you and helps the fears calm a little, if you have any further question don’t be scared to ask, be safe and stay strong.
From what you’ve described it sounds a little like OCD - there is the compulsion of keeping things the way you placed them, and the intrusive thought/obsession of losing the objects. (more information here) However, it could also be related to stress & anxiety levels. If there was a period of time your house caused you particular stress/anxiety, then that could be how it manifested, and now you associate your house with stress so you keep the need to order things and still have that fear of losing them.
It’s great that you have a psychologist already, and you should definitely talk to them about both possibilities xx
Message in or reply to this if you have xx
Yes, it can definitely go away and come back again. This is especially dependent on your stress levels - ie. if you are stressed or have high anxiety it can manifest in OCD behaviours/thoughts. Try looking for distraction techniques, and try to keep busy as much as you can. (busy can mean reading a book or it can mean going out for the day with friends - anything that can keep your mind occupied)