I still feel foolish up to this day about what I did. Anyway, I am sure you have done something even worse. You are just pretending
Your story exceeded my expectations for an uncomfortable situation. I wonder what happened next. Did you get a kick from your brother?
No, I managed to laugh it off as if it was a joke. I am not sure it worked out, but the topic was changed. I am also happy my brother is a kind soul and knows about my OCD, so he didn’t say anything afterward. I don’t want to be in the same situation again though.
Except for forgetting people’s names and how they look, I am all great. Many times have called someone the wrong name because I thought that this person looked like someone else. I guess that’s a total lack of photographic memory, which might not be necessarily associated with OCD, though.
In this case, it sounds like a distraction or attention deficit which is not necessarily part of OCD. Many people around me are super distracted, which was not so much a year or two ago. I believe it has something to do with increased time spent on social media.
Have you ever organized a social event for your support group? I have been thinking about doing such a thing but don’t know if it’s a general practice and whether there will be enough people who want to attend.
I can imagine how unpleasantly you might have felt that day. Also, greetings to your brother for being an understandable man. If it were a member of my family, they would kill me, like literally
I am trying to forget about this event, and when I come here, I remember that I actually shared it. Honestly, being around understandable and caring people teaches me how to be more loving and patient, so if there is one good thing from that story, this is it.
You can give it a try. I have been to a similar event before Christmas, and it was an excellent opportunity to know each other better. Maybe you can ask it as a standard question if there is someone interested in a more fun activity any time soon. This is what one member of my support group did.