If you ask your friends, they will probably try to reassure you and say no. This feels good. For ten minutes. Then you want to ask someone again.
If you really want to heal from your OCD, you have to start answering that question with a yes. Through ERP, my refrain became, “It’s possible but not likely.”
I know you think uncertainty is your enemy. It’s not.
It’s actually your liberator.
For (lots!) more about the ERP therapy that teaches you to accept uncertainty, check out jackieleasommers.com/OCD.
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