Nervousness while dating
Love takes effort, it requires sacrifice, it demands you take risks. At the Mc Lean Hospital OCD Institute, I underwent a form of treatment called Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).
ERP works based on habituation, the psychological phenomenon that allows us to ignore repeated sensory input: habituation is why you don’t hear the air conditioner, or feel your socks against your feet.
Our hero is Westley, humble farmboy, portrayed by Cary Elwes, who is himself a decent-looking gentleman.
Terrified of the possibility of rejection by his harsh mistress, Westley prepares a passive-aggressive campaign of ultimate unconditional devotion.
Because of my anxiety, the possibility of being rejected by a girl I liked felt cataclysmic.
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