Being a child with two parents I am more than thankful to have both a mom and dad. I never complained about having both my parents unless my parents' relationship was on the rocks. This affected the way I've seen my dad in recent years. I never thought that anything could affect my dad's and I … Continue reading The Girl Who Cried, Daddy Issues
I live in a family when I’m not free to express my personality. Interestingly enough my family is very silly and playful, but my ways of being silly and playful are rejected. I’m an outcast in a sea of people I thought would understand me. But they don’t understand me and they don’t try to. … Continue reading I Will Be Distant
Every time my mom buys my dad a new watch he keeps the box. He shoves it on the shelf at the top of his closet and shacks each and everyone. I never noticed this. I don't go into his closet like that, but my mom made mention of it. Watch boxes are not the … Continue reading My Dad Likes Boxes
If you ever do my mother's laundry there is one rule. Don't hang up her clothes. Why? Well if you want to get fussed at you can, but I avoid it at all cost. I put all her clothes in a basket and stick them in her room. I refuse to do anything wrong in … Continue reading Don’t Touch My Closet!
For one it’s embarrassing. Your crying and everyone is asking what’s wrong. You don’t want to tell them. You also don’t want to admit to your trigger. You absolutely don’t want to say someone hurt your feelings even if you caused them too. You don’t want to take responsibility. It hurts and it’s hard to … Continue reading What It’s Like to Have a Mental Breakdown On Thanks Giving. (Story Time)
I am only one of my family members with OCD. I am the first to be diagnosed so this is how I am able to pinpoint it in the rest of my family. My family members do not suffer with OCD as bad as I do. I need to be on medicine because my thoughts … Continue reading Crazy Can Be Hereditary (A Family Full of Compulsions.)
I can’t explain myself anymore. People who don’t understand OCD don’t get why I turn up my nose at the sight of their dirty house. I can’t help but show my emotion on my face as I have to eat off of partly cleaned plates. I can’t get those thoughts out of my mind. I … Continue reading I’m Not A Snob. I Have OCD.
My biggest OCD trigger is guest. I can't stand to have guests in the house. I'm not an introvert. I love to be around people, but I don't like them inside my house. It brings me no joy to think about the things I will have to do after they leave. I go on an … Continue reading How I’m Handling My OCD During the Holidays
Thanks Giving is just around the corner and if you're hosting you have a lot on your plate. Cooking for tens of people and making sure that they have a good time isn't the easiest task and it's worse when you're managing by yourself. Here are some easy tips to survive this Thanks Giving season. … Continue reading 7 Ways to Survive Thanks Giving
When my mom found out I was OCD she was the most supportive person in the house. My brother was on board, but my dad didn't grasp what was going on. I couldn't explain to him what it meant to be OCD. He didn't know anything except for what my mom and I told him. … Continue reading Getting Your Family to Help You