My husband semi frequently goes out of town for business reasons. Previously, this was the opposite of a huge deal. I enjoyed having some free time, being able to watch whatever shows or movies I wanted to see, relaxing, etc. But as our children have gotten older and my OCD became more prevalent, his business…
Will the Anxiety Ever Pass?
Sometimes when we are going through an OCD or anxiety disorder episode, it feels like the feelings of worry and dread will never end. It seems like we will feel the anxiety forever and that feeling is often the reason that we think we HAVE to do the compulsion or safety behavior. It feels imperative…
Summer is coming to a close (hooray!). This has been a doozy of a summer for me, what with having my “breakdown” right around school getting out, going to the ER, getting on new medication, and going to weekly group therapy (unless we were out of town).
When the feared outcome happens
Something that Dr. Grayson said at the OCD Conference during the scrupulosity panel a few weeks ago resonated with me. Basically, he said that exposures are never done to prove that the “bad thing” won’t happen.
How I’ve Been Doing with ERP
Hopefully you enjoyed the OCD Con recap posts! But alas, now we are back to “real life.” Our family is getting back to real life too, and it’s been an exhausting shock to the system!