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  1. Is this a useful contribution? Unless you're aiming for some kind of offbeat 'exposure'. The OP herself has ID the repetetive thoughts as OCD. The question you pose is useless on an OCD forum, in fact it's worse. There might be a time and place for such a question, but not here, not now.
  2. I'm quoting myself above. There was a concession that Snowdog was trying to help. But I didn't comment on her post merely to be difficult. Actually telling the OP to essentially ignore their better instinct about their behavaiour being weird, and to not care (in this instance) what other people think is feeding into the OP's OCD. It's not just neutral - but actually counter-therapeutic.
  3. Give that man a hand ... !
  4. But in the case of OCD - or perhaps I should say, this case, what people think does (tangentially) matter. It's a reflection of how the OP's 'non OCD' self sees the situation. Basically, returning the product for a probable near non-existant flaw is weird, and unreasonable. If you were offering advice about, say, low self-esteem, then fine, 'don't worry about what others think' would be sound counsel. Context makes a huge difference,.
  5. Cheers, Golden state dreamer - all the best.
  6. You're welcome buddy.
  7. Remember, if you have OCD, life is a trigger.
  8. Snowdog, I know you're trying to help - but I don't think your post is altogether helpful. The OP's problem isn't about being thought weird. it's OCD. By referring to people thinking he's weird, he's really saying that he realizes that returning it would be unreasonable, overwrought. Stopplease, you have two choices, give in to the OCD or not. Remember, if you return the Nintendo, the replacement may also have a 'flaw' - and you're just making the OCD deeper. It may feel better in the short term, but will hurt you more in the long term.
  9. Sounds like typical OCD doing its thing.
  10. It sounds like you're doing a pretty good job - and know full well OCD's MO. Like you, overt OCD, came to me late in life. I guess I had a good run. As tough as it is - other contributers may disagree here - it doesn't (from a therapeutic POW) matter how you feel, it's how you react that's the thing. Having said that, life is short. But if you want to feel better overall, you have to be prepared to feel worse.
  11. Well, yes, OCD invariably morphs, and knowing that can sometimes give you an advantage - as a motivator. It's a reminder how inane, random, and meaningless the bully of OCD is. You might give in to this ritual, but it's pointless because soon enough something else will come along.
  12. It's always a tricky balance. Insight and support - Yes. Reassurance to assuage the siren call of OCD - No.
  13. 'Why can't I rationalise my thoughts?" Misfiring brain.
  14. Sounds like standard issue OCD - remember if it's not one thing it'll be something else.
  15. Excellent advice - and your gentle post script is good too.