Re: OCD and scrupulosity/intrusive thoughts about family and God
Overanalyzing is kinda the hallmark of having OCD isn't it? I totally do the same thing. I read in a book that people with OCD tend to be intelligent and creative, which is great and all except it means we are also really good at coming up with new ways to worry.
I too have been struggling recently, although my worries are disturbing thoughts about myself not others/God I've had some of those too in the past.
Definitely the best thing to do is get professional help, a combination of meds and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) is the standard course of treatment and can be pretty darn helpful, its really made a difference in my life.
Its hard, though, i know. I'm going through a rough patch myself now, but something I'm trying to keep in mind myself that should help you too, is this:
Analyzing your worries is the wrong thing to do. It just makes you dwell on them more and think about them more, and you can ALWAYS come up with counter arguments to your own arguments. The What If's are never ending and don't help. Thats really tough for people who do normal problem solving by analyzing and logic right? I struggle with it, but its best to just work on letting the thought go. Not avoiding it per se, but not dwelling on it. Acknowledge it, then let it go. Its not always easy, but it helps.
Something else that has helped me is to write down my worries in a journal. Not to overanalyze them or go over them, but just to get them out. It can be tough to share them with other people. You are afraid of being embarrassed, or of scaring or worrying them, or what not. But being able to write them out is a way of letting them out.
Hope some of this helps, I know that OCD isn't easy, but you aren't alone in having these types of thoughts/worries, even knowing that, learning that was a big help for me, hopefully it'll help you too.