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Jadie

811d

Is humor a good way to deal with OCD? I noticed a lot of my humor can sometimes lean on the absurd type and I think its because of the way I deal with thoughts like ‘light your cat on fire’ used to give me a ton of anxiety but now I just turn the torch up higher and shout ‘light him up!’ To preface, i dont know if this is genuinely a good way to manage OCD I dont have an OCD therapist, just wanting to see if others are similar. I just noticed Im not as antsy around fire and torches now which is good because it was preventing me from doing my meds. Do you also use humor and has it helped or worsened your issues?

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    • Emilyzx

      803d

      Lmao this actually made me laugh. Yeah, I don’t know if it’s healthy, just be careful about that in public ofc🤣

    • Emilyzx

      803d

      Lmao this actually made me laugh. Yeah, I don’t know if it’s healthy, just be careful about that in public ofc🤣

    • gothbutsoft

      803d

      It helps me too! Friends side eye me for it but they're fine once I've explained

    • Goose33

      811d

      my ocd therapist says humor is a great coping mechanism. it helps me a lot too!

    • edenannes

      811d

      Humor has always been a great way for me to cope with compulsions and other stuff like trauma

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