I’ve often heard people jokingly remark about how they know someone whose house is so clean that surely, they must have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). And that may, in fact, be true. But it certainly isn’t how my OCD manifests itself–though sometimes I wish that it was. Maybe . . . <grin>
Instead, as I think I’ve just figured out this morning, it’s an irrational avoidance of making telephone calls. Calls to pay bills, calls to the lawyer, to Social Security, to file complaints–the list goes on and on. Even when making the calls would be directly beneficial to me, as they usually are.
However, I cannot seem to get past this weird call-avoidance issue. Usually, once I figure out that something I do or think is somehow caused by my OCD, I manage to work out some sort of solution, or, almost magically, the mental path I’ve been taking re-routes itself and sometimes I don’t ever think of it again. Thank God for good medication, I would never have been able to do that before!
If you, or someone you know suffers from OCD, here’s a website you may be interested in: http://www.ocfoundation.org/what-is-ocd.html
I wonder, sometimes, if I can make my OCD work for me, but I haven’t figured that part out yet. I figure that I’ve come a long way in keeping it from working against me, at least some of the time.
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