What is Cyclical Astley Disease?

Cyclical Astley Disease, or CAD, is a disease that is a full commitment. Once the virus has entered the body, it is incurable, and individuals often believe that it is never gonna give you up. The main symptom of CAD is a series of repetitive thoughts that are very difficult to change. It is important that you tell others how you're feeling, because you have gotta make them understand. After reading this page, you will know all the "rules" of CAD.

Shyness is a common symptom of CAD; however, that is juxtaposed with feelings that others are not strangers, particularly in love. So as having no strangers to love, you and the other person establish rules that you both know.

Common Thoughts and Beliefs Regarding Cyclical Astley Disease:

Because CAD is a disease primarily based upon repetitive thoughts, the individual often develops a series of "beliefs" about the world. Here are some common beliefs associated with CAD:

  1. Commitments must be full commitments, they are what you're thinking of.

  2. Once you're around, you will not get a commitment, or "this" from any other person.

  3. There is an intense desire to tell others how you are feeling, particularly to make them understand.

  4. Once committed to something or someone, you never want to give them up.

  5. You intensely feel that you never want to be let down, or deserted.

  6. Crying, lying, and saying goodbye are extremely difficult, if not impossible.

How To Love Someone With CAD:

CAD can be devastating in your interpersonal relationships.

Because of these consistent beliefs, these feelings can be conflicting and confusing to others. For example, despite a fear of being let down, you also feel that you know others for a long time, which you may feel as "your heart aching." This is where the shyness takes over and you develop an expectation that you know what is going on, in terms of believing you know what the other person is thinking and feeling. This can lead to manipulative interactions because you believe that it is a "game" you are both going to "play" with one another.

Because of this often erratic behavior, others may ask you how you are feeling and what has been going on. However, a typical response from someone with CAD includes a belief that the other person does not understand or is "too blind to see it."

How To Manage Your Thoughts and Beliefs:

Often, managing CAD is the best way to engage in positive interpersonal interactions.

Here are some simple guidelines that you can keep in mind:

  1. Others love you and are not going to "give you up."

  2. Others are not out there to let you down.

  3. Others are not going to intentionally desert you.

  4. It is okay to cry, although they are often unintentional episodes.

  5. While you may get hurt sometimes, others are not intentionally hurting you by telling you a lie.

Related Resource Pages on Band Back Together:

Love Resources

Compulsive Lying

Loneliness Resources

Infidelity Resources

Feelings Resources

Shyness Resources

Blindness Resources