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    Navratan
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      Hi: how can we learn to respect ourselves, if people who don’t have ocd don’t respect us? How can we get others to like us if we don’t like ourselves? I know if someone thinks we are odd, then that’s their opinion and we should still respect ourselves. But how can we learn how not to repeat compulsions, and find the best ways of doing this? If we could be more respectful of ourselves, hopefully others will be too.

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      johna2
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        Personally, I don’t care whether people respect me or not. It’s enough to sort out my own life without worrying whether other people respect me or not.

        A good deal of disrespect is born of ignorance.

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