Does anyone else have any advice for me? I live at home, and my Dad for various medical reasons has OCD and ticks. Things have to be done at a certain time, in a certain order, or he can't remember what he's doing, or why.
He also has ticks, such as coughing, clearing his throat, eating lollies/apples in a certain way, CONSTANTLY tapping the sofa, the remote control, the cushions, his belt, etc.
He also constantly pulls at his eyelashes, and eyebrows so he has bald patches.
Does anyone have any tips to help me manage living with these things? It's getting to the point where I am put off eating food, where I don't want to be around him, where I can't do what I want when I want without it throwing him off. I know he can't help any of this , it;s not his fault, I feel incredibly sorry for him but it's having such a big impact on my life. Does anyone have any ideas to how to manage it? The ticks/OCD aren't curable, they are because of scarring within his brain.
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- 31-03-2013 20:19
- 31-03-2013 20:23
You could see if there is a way for you to try and change them; I know it will be hard and will take years to change but it is possible after all an OCD is a behaviour.
For the short time; try and see if you can get someone else to watch him while you move out for a month or two. This will give you the rest that you seem like you need.
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- 31-03-2013 20:26
(Original post by OU Student)
- 31-03-2013 20:29
You can't force someone to change their behaviour. I have OCD due to hypersensitivity. It's something that no-one can change.
Helping not controlling.