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Starving the Uncertainty Monster (an OCD story)

Uncertainty is a beast. I think the concept is difficult for anybody, but it is especially hard for people who have anxiety disorders. My father used to say ‘there are only two certainties in life; death and taxes.’  He said it jokingly of course, but I think the saying is true. Even the rising of the sun (a fixed part of our existence) is not guaranteed tomorrow. My struggle with uncertainty is no doubt rooted in two things: OCD, and a general lack of confidence in my own de

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