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    kathrynmcdowel
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      I’m trying to spend time on distracting myself from the evil ocd thoughts that try to trick me and trip me up. A thought about bad things from years ago will be hidden but will regularly reappear. How on earth can I survive this, I have some resistance to the thoughts and know I need to be strong but nowadays I’m always off work ill, it just has to get better than this.

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      johna2
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        Rather than words like “resist” and “be strong” try focusing on letting go. Dont resist or fight. Let go.

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          Hi:

          We’re sorry you haven’t had many replies yet and we want you to know that OCD Action offers other types of support for you.

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