Lessons From Lockdown – Facing Your Demons

We are slowly getting used to life under lockdown. How long will it last? Nobody knows – at least not in my country. And while social isolation is important, it is very challenging. I guess many of my readers have already experienced how difficult it can be to self-isolate, so I would not want toContinue reading “Lessons From Lockdown – Facing Your Demons”

Is it OCD or OCPD?

OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) and OCPD (Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder): two disorders that have a pretty similar name. But are they actually similar? And what are the differences between them? This is what I am trying to find out about in today’s post. When I told my friends I had OCD, some of them would be prettyContinue reading “Is it OCD or OCPD?”

Fear Of Saying “No” – OCD and Assertive Communication

Does saying “no” make you feel anxious and guilty? Well, I guess you are not alone. I have always found it very difficult to say “no” and I am not sure whether it has anything to do with my Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, but there is one thing that I know: saying “no” can make you feelContinue reading “Fear Of Saying “No” – OCD and Assertive Communication”

Be My Valentine! Living with Relationship OCD

Have you ever wondered if your partner is truly “the One”? Or if you love your partner enough? I guess it has happened to all of us that we were unsure about our romantic relationships but if you have Relationship Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (or ROCD), this uncertainty will easily turn your life into a living hellContinue reading “Be My Valentine! Living with Relationship OCD”

Flying with OCD: What does it feel like?

Are you afraid of flying? You are not alone: fear of flying is quite common but fortunately, there are a lot of useful techniques that could help you overcome it. But I do not think I am the best person to tell you how you can get over your fear of flying: simply because IContinue reading “Flying with OCD: What does it feel like?”

Can OCD be beneficial?: How OCD frightened me into learning 7 foreign languages

Can Obsessive Compulsive Disorder be beneficial? Okay, I know this is a pretty surprising question. How could a mental illness be beneficial and how could it have any positive side effects? But a lot of people have asked me this question so in today’s post I’ll try to give an answer to it by sharingContinue reading “Can OCD be beneficial?: How OCD frightened me into learning 7 foreign languages”

Do not feed the monster! – 5 things that keep your OCD alive.

I have always imagined Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as a big, cruel monster that does not want to stop torturing me. So would anyone like to feed such a beast? Of course not! So, in today’s post, I will talk about 5 things that are just like a delicious meal for our OCD monster and thatContinue reading “Do not feed the monster! – 5 things that keep your OCD alive.”

OCD: a vicious cycle of doubt and guilt

Two of the key characteristics of OCD are doubt and guilt. But what does it feel like to suffer from them? That’s what I’m going to write about today and I’ll share one of my personal stories with you. First of all, let’s take a look at doubt: this is something I have already mentionedContinue reading “OCD: a vicious cycle of doubt and guilt”