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Anyone with Real Event OCD? How do I find a reason to live when I'm almost convinced that I'm horrible and deserve the worst in the world?

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OCD convinces all of us that we are the worst person in the world. We all at some point think this, just remember that thought is common to those of us suffering with OCD. I have had that thought too. Once you realize this is your disease talking you can separate it from your true self and have compassion on yourself just as you would a friend who had ocd and said they are the worst person ever.

Thank you so much!

Matthew 10:31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

I had it 8 years ago and beat it with mostly time and meds. It can go away. Sadly, mine has come back and now I’m really struggling again. You will recover and when you do, don’t take your health for granted like I did.

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Maximuz in reply to IndianaGuy

Exactly same happened to me mate , Iv had a bad relapse with it and gone back into a dark place trying to fight my way out of it.

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IndianaGuy in reply to Maximuz

I don’t know who to believe. The memories of 7 years of recovery that was living with my perceived mistake and only thinking about it occasionally, or my mind right now that thinks about it non stop and says I’m the worst person. I’m just hopeful it will go away. Last night I went to bed with a relatively peaceful mind but of course woke up long before my alarm to ruminate on how awful I am.

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Maximuz in reply to IndianaGuy

Yeah I also have been waking up ruminating the despair of wanting it to just stop is awful Okay what does your ocd revolve around if you don’t mind me asking ?

Remember all the good things you did to people around you. Remember everything you love. That alone can serve as a motivation to live.Is your OCD fixed on the idea that you don't deserve to live?

Recognize that your OCD is a bully inside your head and doesn’t speak for who you really are!

Romans 3:23 All have sinned.Romans 6:23 Eternal life is a free gift of God.

Romans 5:8 Because of His love for you, Jesus paid the death penalty for your sins.

Romans 10:9-10 Confess Jesus as Lord and believe that God raised Him from the dead.

Romans 10:13 Ask God to save you, and He will.

I don't have real event OCD. But OCD tells me I've acted on my thots and it's been pretty bad lately. And my anxiety has been a bit worse again. I got a super sweet text from one of my friends who actually I also happen to work for, cause it was national friendship day. And my OCD was like well if your actually a bad person who does these terrible things she prolly wouldn't say such nice things about you. My best advice is to be mindful. When OCD starts trying to get u to ruminate, instead, bring your mind back to what your doing. Focus on the present. That has really helped me. ❤️ Wishing you the best!

Thank you all! Wishing you all a stable recovery! ❤️

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