Hello, I haven't been on this forum in a while, but I have a story I wanted to share with people who would get it.I am starting a new job next week, so I popped in to the new workplace to pick up some paperwork I have to fill out. When I got there the guy I had to see was spraying weeds, coz a new job is not daunting enough, why not throw in my greatest fear (chemicals)? I had to shake his hand, there wasn't really any way around it that I could see, and no valid way to quickly excuse myself to go wash my hands so I just had to live with it.
My contamination ocd went berserk after my two kids were born. I finally had to do something after I realised how my irrationality, fear and anger affected them. I also have come to realise in the years since how badly it affected my partner at the time.