Re: Confused & Overthinking
Take heart, you are not alone in this matter. I also suffer from severe anxiety stemming from OCD and Depression. Very similar things that you've mentioned are things I can relate to.
I dated a girl once about 2 years ago where I encountered a severe case of OCD/Depression as a result. It hit me really hard when I started thinking "Do I really love her? How can I tell? Are my emotions trustworthy?"
It drove me over the edge, living like that. I went through a period of bitter depression and anxiety. I'm not sure what came first, the depression or the anxiety but it sucked a lot.
The point to always remember is that these type of anxious thoughts are a product of emotion and nothing more. They don't represent anything about who you are as a person or what you will become, they merely indicate your level of value you place on such matters. You obviously care very much about your boyfriend/family etc. and have fine upstanding personal morals. Any type of violation of these things causes you great distress. I know exactly what you mean, i've been there myself.
Medication can be a Godsend for sure. I have been on Citalopram, Paxil and (most recently) Effexor. I was (at first) skeptical to their efficiency but am now starting to believe that I should never be without them.
Also a big factor can be your living situation. If you're alone (like I was) a lot it can aggravate your stress levels and leave you with nothing to do but think endlessly.
The best advice I can give is to always remember:
-You're not alone in your struggles
-You're thoughts (no matter how scary) are not a representation of you as a person, or who/what you will become
Best of Luck,