About the Obsesser Subself

    An obsession is a ceaseless, unintentional mental focus on something or someone real or intangible, like a belief, dream, or fantasy.  Obsessions range from mild to intense, and benign to harmful. They become harmful when they degrade health and relationships and hinder living a balanced life.
    This condition is usually caused by a protective personality subself which can be called "the Obsesser."  Like all Guardian subselves, it aims to protect one or more Inner Kids. and doesn't trust the wise true Self to do so. Patient "parts work" - including retraining or reassigning - can get stressful compulsions to fade
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