Tag Archives: uncertainty

You’ve Beaten OCD – Now What?

A version of this post first appeared on my blog in July 2016….. For many people, the journey through obsessive-compulsive disorder and back to good health is a long one. Getting the correct diagnosis, or even just recognizing you have … Continue reading

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OCD and The Holiday Season

    A version of this post first appeared November 2015….. With the holiday season upon us, many of us are firmly entrenched in the excitement, anticipation, and busyness of this time of year. Maybe we will visit friends or … Continue reading

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OCD and Shopping

By the time my son Dan entered a residential treatment center for OCD, he was barely functioning. Using exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy he tackled his hierarchy and slowly but surely regained his life. During his stay, one of … Continue reading

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Where is Dan?

My son Dan’s twenty-eighth birthday is in a couple of days, so I thought I’d share this post written in November 2013. He continues to do well after suffering with severe OCD almost nine years ago – and I continue … Continue reading

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OCD and Transitions

As we enter this season of college and high school graduations, I’d like to share a post I wrote in May 2012, shortly after my son Dan graduated college… A few days ago my son Dan graduated college. My last … Continue reading

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The Rhyme and Reason of Rituals

A version of this post first appeared on my blog in 2011: Whenever my children travel, I always make sure to tell them to “have a safe trip.”  Before my husband goes to sleep at night, he always makes sure the doors are locked. A … Continue reading

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OCD and Driving

My son Dan was fearful of driving and hesitant to take driving lessons. Having driven with him a bit, my husband and I could see he was a conscientious, cautious driver and we encouraged him to work toward this important … Continue reading

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