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I've been with my girlfriend 10 years. We have a 3 year old

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Hello. I've been with my girlfriend for nearly 10 years. We have a 3 year old son together. I am currently off work with depression and am seeing an occupational therapist to help me get back to work. I'm also seeing an alcohol therapist because I'm drinking too much, and I'm also on antidepressants. I believe a lot of this stems from me still obsessing over my girlfriends ex boyfriend. It's gotten so bad now that when we make love I get flashes of her with her ex in my head. This makes me not want to be intimate with her and is pushing us apart. I'm on a waiting list to see an NHS Psychiatrist, but it's been weeks now and I feel like I'm losing my mind. Do you have any recommendations for me to help me stop thinking these thoughts? I know that was a bit of a ramble, but I would be very grateful for any assistance you could offer. Thanks. Nik.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

I would get a book to help

This is basically OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)

http://www.amazon.com/Overcoming-Obsessive-Thoughts-Gain-Control/dp/1572243813/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1464384070&sr=8-2&keywords=books+on+ocd

check that book out. It will help

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