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miidniight

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does anyone else have a really hard time separating their ocd thoughts and behaviors from what is considered “normal”? its common in my family, so the disorder has always been normalized for me, and i find it difficult, when asked, to describe the affect my ocd has on my life. does anyone have any advice on how to better differentiate between “ocd” and “normal”?

    • bluefairy333

      847d

      I also struggle with this. I have had been diagnosed with OCD for 7 years now. So I tend to get confused to since I have been living with this for so long. I would say that if you get a thought and you can distinguish which one it is (normal or OCD). Take a second to think if it’s intrusive or not. Intrusive meaning any unwanted thoughts. If you think something and get “weirded out” or “uncomfortable” it’s more than likely intrusive. But if you think something and it’s just neutral. Then it’s your actual feelings. OCD doesn’t define you as a person. It doesn’t make you “not normal”.

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