There is hope! The NOCD community is here for you! Have you thought about finding a therapist?
Thank you for commenting! I have thought about counseling, and have even tried a couple of times. I don’t really know where to begin communicating to achieve the desired affect. Anyone I’ve ever spoken to advised things I’ve already tried, and when I explain the methods I’ve tried, or the therapist is out of ideas, they just flat out call me a self pitying victim. I know many such people. I am not judging anyone for being in a different phase of life, but i can also attest that I am not there to commiserate with or enable them. I don’t think talk therapy is for me. So I’m an attempt to follow the expert advice, I’ve been trying to help myself. The answers need to come from within. I think what I need are techniques to distract myself from my habits and help me focus on dealing with the issues in front of me. I have a ton of these such methods for dealing with my chronic pain and to center and connect with myself, but mostly what I’ve achieved is a mountain of debt. I’m sorry for the TMI. I appreciate you letting me vent.
its okay, you can get a therapist here but i suggest going for someone who knows alot about ocd or is specialized for it