- Date posted
- 578d ago
Tell him it does get better.. and will get better... it is hard but he will get there ... stay strong... exercise helps loads if he can x
Honestly, in this situation, tough love needs to be in order. You can’t let him sleep all day, not eat, not shower, etc. he’s digging hole for himself and he’s making himself worse. He needs to be on a schedule and from the sound of it, he needs to be in therapy at least once a week.
As someone who’s been literally dragged out of bed by a parent before, I agree that it’s the best thing they can do. Being in the same house as someone who could be helping set a routine but instead let me do what I wanted felt like abandonment to me. Although the opposite also hurt, I at least felt that my problems were seen and therefore real enough to be helped.
@mya97 Yes, I have to drag my ass out of bed sometimes but I KNOW it has to be done. He might even need to be in an inpatient program. Or at least an outpatient one, depending on their location and accessibility to those things.
i think inpatient would be really beneficial for him! it can help him learn to manage self care & daily tasks while battling OCD. it seems impossible at first, but it’s so doable. your son is NOT alone! i was bedridden because of OCD & so close to being hospitalized. keeping up with therapy, getting medicated, & having a supporting community helped save my life. things can be so much better. i’m 23 & OCD made me think my life was over. i couldn’t see a way out, i had no future in my mind. i know it seems cliche when people say things get better, but it’s true. things change every single day. sending you & your son so much love.