Tag Archives: uncertainty

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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OCD and Indecision

I’ve been an advocate for OCD awareness for almost ten years now and while I feel that some progress has been made in the public’s understanding of the disorder, we still have a long way to go. One of the … Continue reading

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OCD and Dating

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it seems like a good time to bring up the topic of OCD and dating. I’ve previously written about the heartache relationship OCD (R-OCD) can cause, and it’s certainly not hard to see … Continue reading

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2017 Here We Come!

For many people, with or without OCD, the onset of a new year stirs up a wide range of emotions……hope, trepidation, excitement, fear. Basically, a little bit of everything as we look ahead. I find myself looking back as well. … Continue reading

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OCD and The Holiday Season

    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 relatives. Perhaps a … Continue reading

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Do I Really Have OCD?

As many of us know, doubt is the driving force behind obsessive-compulsive disorder. Compulsions are performed to make sure nothing terrible will happen. The problem, of course, is that certainty is unattainable, so when OCD asks the question “Are you … Continue reading

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OCD and Thoughts of Suicide

Suicide. It’s a word that invokes paralyzing fear in those who love someone with a brain disorder. And well it should. Thoughts of suicide should always be taken seriously and help should be sought immediately. But when you have OCD … Continue reading

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