Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Weekend

This weekend I met about 50 member of my boyfriend's extended family. His dad has 7 siblings, and they almost all live nearby. It's a nice group, although I forgot most everyone's name. What I'm happiest about, though, is that I didn't feel very anxious, despite all the people, and a lot of hand shaking, and potluck food eating and game playing. That was a good thing.

But I do think I was storing up some stress, because when my mom called this morning to ask if she could leave something at my house for a friend to pick up, I said no, and then burst into tears. Oops. Well, as I've said before and I'll say again, baby steps.


  1. THANK YOU!!!!

    I am 37 and I have had OCD for about 15 years, possibly longer. I started therapy a month ago. This is all new for me and very scary. I started reading your blog from the beginning and it is oddly reassuring for me. Thank you for writing about your OCD.

  2. Welcome to the blog, Karen. I hope your therapy goes well. As you can see, this process is proceeding pretty slowly for me, but I keep on plugging away. With the right kind of work and motivation, you can make big strides against OCD.