Living with Uncertainty

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Living with Uncertainty

Living with Uncertainty- Learning to Accept Risk and Live a Life of Value by Blair Pallas, LCSW What Does it Mean to “live with uncertainty”? A common phrase used in the treatment of OCD is “living with uncertainty”. But what does this mean? All of us live with uncertainty everyday. Probably more so than we typically stop to think about. For instance, no one knows with 100 percent certainty how our day will go when we get out of bed each morning. Will you spill your coffee? Will your train be on time? Will you make it safely to your...

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Freedom from Pedophilia OCD: Noticing Flowers Again.

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Freedom from Pedophilia OCD:  Noticing Flowers Again.

I still remember when I had my first OCD thought. I was sitting on my made bed—a colorful comforter with red and green stripes, and I was 14 years old. It was earth day: April 22, 2008. I was wearing my green long-sleeved shirt and khaki shorts. I was about to go babysit. I remember I had been hoping that the guy I liked had noticed me that day in school—normal 14 year old thoughts. And then, it happened—I had the thought: what if I sexually abused the child I was going to babysit? The thought surprised me. It scared me. But then again, I had...

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OCD Sufferers Forum

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OCD Sufferers Forum

OCD Sufferers Forum-Pedophilia OCD There are various themes of OCD. These can include perfectionism, religious scrupulosity, checking, contamination, harm OCD (HOCO), pedophilia OCD (POCD), relationship OCD (ROCD), and homosexuality OCD (HOCD), as well as purely obsessional OCD. I have dealt with all of them, and my current form is pedophilia OCD. A few Christmas’ ago I read an article on people.com that changed my life. I was concerned that the article might be a trigger, as it focused on a celebrity being arrested for possessing and viewing...

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Relationship Obsession R-OCD

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Relationship Obsession R-OCD

Written by: Blair Pallas, LCSW.   R-OCD Relationship Obsessions Relationships are an important and essential part of our human experience. Forming and sustaining intimate relationships is highly valued in our society and can be a major stressor for both OCD sufferers and non- sufferers alike. When OCD is present and demanding certainty within your relationship, additional stressors are created that can increase relationship discord and decrease your relationship satisfaction. Relationship obsessions can present in several forms: R-OCD in...

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