Hi @hopeful33250, I so appreciate your support also. If there ever was a time for me to self-disclose it must be now.
Unfortunately, after ending Jr. High as a student of the year, being accepted to the School of Performing Arts, and serving as a liaison for OCD to the county-wide mental health staff of the school district, she wanted to heal the world and thought she could.
She moved in with a fellow who has a multiphasic personality disorder and is also manic depressive. His manic times are threatening. In order to be his caregiver, she dropped out of college, gave up her fabulous part-time job at the college helping students with disabilities, and sank down to the point where the intrusive thoughts of OCD control her life.
There, I have said it……..and now my thoughts return to you and others who may be in need of help to be emotionally self-supporting.
Have a lovely and sunny day. Chris