Everyone on this app has personal agency.
At a certain point in your life, you have two options that you must decide regarding your mental illness:
1. Continue to let your OCD control your life and make you miserable or,
2. Trust your therapist/psychiatrist and the proven methods to combat OCD and learn life-long coping mechanisms to handle your mental illness.
Don’t let your OCD bully you. Take no shyte.
For 6 years I participated in reassurance and avoidance and made my OCD worse and worse… until one day, I decided to trust my therapist and trust the science. That was the best decision I ever made because my life has never been better.