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      Hi there, I think with OCD we are often our own worst enemies. We need to praise and appreciate ourselves more often, concentrating on our own strengths. I want to be great at everything. But the problem is friends because if I ask people what they really think of me, it’s normally just “you’re sad”, or they’re dissappointed with me. Why can’t they see passed the OcD?


        I think, maybe, we should concentrate on helping ourselves. I’ve come to realize that I can’t demand anything from other people. We can try to educate them, but if they can’t or won’t get it, I’m not going to lose any sleep over it.

        When I was at my worst with ocd I only had one friend who was in any way helpful. Most people simply didn’t get it, or they didn’t want to get it.

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          orum Moderators here – Please look at the OCD Action website, where you’ll find helpful information and resources about conditions related to OCD here:

          You can also contact the OCD Action Helpline and Email Service to talk to or email someone who understands.

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