I took the advice I should have taken long ago and started fully avoiding the site where I was getting into fights. It was a wrench to make the decision even though I knew it was the right one, because until the beginning of this year they'd been very supportive and fun, and it was hard to let that go, but now that I've stopped going there, I find I don't miss it much. I'm no longer fretting constantly - still getting it very occasionally, but since my intrusive thoughts took eighteen months for me to make any progress on them at all the first time I started with them, I think I'm doing very well. I think my problem is I put too much importance on what people think of me, but given that I genuinely needed corrections in social situations until fairly recently it's hard for me to tell when I'm actually doing something wrong and when it's just an opinion clash or someone picking a fight. I got more upset over it being online because I've heard horrible stories about people having their stuff hacked and being stalked in real life, but nothing like that's ever happened to me and I don't actually think it's going to - just another irrational worry, I think.
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