Christmas is supposed to be a joyous time, so stress should not be in your vocabulary. If you are anything like me, you are thinking about everything you would want to do before the holiday is over. I like to see lights and go to shows and stuff. All this contributes to my OCD. I … Continue reading Distress During Christmas
I never knew that I had depression until I was twenty-two years old. The year before I remember sitting in my bedroom with my big pretty Christmas tree and I was in my room thinking about dying. I couldn't snap out of it. I figured it was my birth control, so I stopped taking it, … Continue reading What it’s Like to Be Depressed During Christmas
I love Christmas! I look forward to it all year. I love the magic that Christmas brings and all the beauty it brings along. The holiday makes me very happy. I enjoy Christmas so much! It is everything right with the world. I don't think there is anything I super dislike about Christmas except maybe … Continue reading Christmas Presents Stress Me Out!
As a person with OCD, I tend to look up a lot of things because I over think everything. This may not sound that bad but when you have a bump on your lip or your eye hurts you begin to panic. Panicking does nothing for you except put you in a world of worry. … Continue reading Don’t Look it Up
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.)
One of my biggest pet peeves is to meet someone with OCD who doesn’t really have it. I realize that this miseducation comes from the lack of knowledge about what OCD is. OCD is not a cleaning disorder. If you like to keep your house organized and your pens straight do not think you're OCD. … Continue reading You’re Not OCD, You’re Organized