I relate to this. I have a feeling I need to have some control over stuff, over my mind, my feelings. At some point in my life they were unmanageable. In my case I had some serious problems with love relationships an emotions in general, because of some mood disorder. My emotions were dangerous to me, and when they started I always knew they would explode and ruin my day (and they felt like they were ruining my life), make me feel very depressed eventually, or this kind of thing, and they did. My emotions were a constant mess, changing all the time, one day I was on the way to be the king of the world because I had control over my mind (this sort of semi-delusions) and everybody was loving me, and the next day (or the next hour) I was in deep depression and couldn't function anymore. And every time I switched from one emotion to the next I believed that one would be the last switch and I was in that last emotion forever. So my whole life was switching direction all the time, and I think I really needed more order, and so I used my obsessions to try to make sense of everything, or to make myself believe I had some control over it. And the truth is I think it did help me. Perhaps it did give me some control to some extent, and also it kept me busy to not get swallowed (or to get less swallowed) by these emotions. A few years ago, I realized I could fall in love (kind of) again, and it was very hard because it instantly made some strong and dark emotions come up, like loneliness or strong feelings of not beeling loved and so on. Most probably trauma related things.
So right now I am trying to be more open to what I feel, or at least manifest the intention of feeling more stuff and allowing myself to be more vulnerable, as they say. So instead of fighting my own fighting with intellect, I try to embrace bit by bit what this fighting was initially there to protect me from. But it should not turn into yet another attempt at controlling stuff. I think that any of my attempts at solving my problem is bound to fail if its objective is to protect me even more from life, protect me from DPDR and so on. I tend to think this is what it boils down to for me.