I could read that many of you have problems living with others in the same building, which is understandable. OCD can impact our lives in many aspects, which might not lead to the best outcome.
Thus, here I would like to suggest some tips for all of you with OCD who live with others:
-Try to keep your living space as clean and organized as possible. This will help you feel more in control and less anxious.
-Communicate with your roommates or family members about your OCD and what they can do to help make your life easier.
-Create a support system of friends or family members who understand your condition and can offer emotional support.
-If you have any triggers that set off your OCD, try to avoid them as much as possible. If you can’t avoid them, have a plan to deal with them ahead of time.
Make sure to take care of yourself emotionally, mentally, and physically. OCD can be a very draining condition, so it’s essential to recharge your batteries. I find communication with others significant and keeping your space and belongings clean and orderly.